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Three Things To Stop Buying and Start Making


Truman Park Blog, Largo, MD Apartments  From baby wipes to dish soap, some things are worth making instead of buying. Take some time read about these great ideas!


It’s no surprise that we rely so much on products in our everyday lives. Some people will probably agree that we’re even “over-reliant” on things that weren’t available at one point in history. Much like mobile devices, it’s hard to imagine what life would be like without certain things that are now so readily available to us.


In this month’s post, we’re sharing three things that are simple to make and can save you a few dollars, perhaps even more. Take some time to read over our suggestions of baby wipes, potpourri, and dish soap. Then, if you decide to make any of them in your Truman Park apartment, make sure you share your experience in the comments below. We hope you have a great month here in Largo, MD.


Baby Wipes

It’s possible that you buy a lot of baby wipes. Thanks to Wellness Mama, we found a homemade alternative. In addition to instructions for homemade disposable wipes, Wellness Mama shares instructions to make reusable wipes. You’ll need a slew of ingredients, including witch hazel and aloe.



Having a fresh fragrance in your apartment home can make a huge difference. Found on the Spend With Pennies website, Holly shares some great recipes for stovetop potpourri. She writes, “I love adding fragrance to my house… especially by baking but I don’t always have time to whip up an apple pie!  This is a super easy way to make your home smell amazing! Often people will rely on [potpourri] or spray to attempt to make the house smell better. Why do that when you can make your own homemade air freshener?”


Dish Soap

Dish soap is a surprisingly easy product to make. You’ll need water, borax, bar soap, and essential oils. Read what they have to say:


“When you squirt your homemade dish soap into the sink, you’ll notice a little bubbling at first, but then the water will just look a little cloudy. This is normal. Your dishes will still come out clean. I always wash silverware first, then dishes and glasses, and save pots, pans, and really greasy dishes for last.”

Check out this list of 50 things you should stop buying and start making, with links for further information. Thanks for reading!