As a mom, I try to live as frugally as possible, and one of the best ways to do this is to use homemade pantry staples. Like the old saying goes, “a penny saved is a penny earned!” I’ve found that one place I can save extra money is in the kitchen and also under my kitchen sink by making a few of our favorite pantry and cleaning staple items homemade.
First, here are my top 5 homemade pantry staples you should be making and when you do, I promise you will save money not only in your kitchen but all around your house as you clean!
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Second, you will not only be saving money, but the food items will taste better because they are fresh and healthier for you. As a bonus, my frugal homemade all-purpose cleaner will get your house spic and span. At a fraction of the cost, and won’t fill your house with harsh chemicals!
5 Homemade Pantry Staples You Should Be Making:
- Taco Seasoning
- Katrina’s Homemade Granola
- Katrina’s Homemade Refried Beans
- Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
- Healthy Balsamic Lime Salad Dressing
There you have it! My top 5 homemade pantry staples that you should be making – go ahead and give a few of them a try! I’d love to know what you think! Plus, I’d love to know if you found a great deal on any of the items needed to make one of these staple items!
Finally, the best part about making any homemade pantry staple is that it costs much less than buying it premade – so I’d love to know just how inexpensive the item actually was for you to make it homemade!
Frugal Tip to Save Money on Homemade Pantry Staples:Being extra Frugal, it's best to make homemade pantry staples when the ingredients are on sale. Click To Tweet
Remember, to be extra frugal, it’s best to make homemade pantry staples when the items that the recipes calls for are on sale. For example, if you want to tackle making Katrina’s Homemade Granola, then wait until you find a really good deal on the ingredients. Sweeten the deal by using any coupons you have that match the sale, and stack the deal with an ibotta rebate if there is one! Now you are getting the ingredients at the rock bottom price, so go ahead stock up on them!
Wondering what ibotta is and how to use it? Read this post – Why You Should Use ibotta and start saving today!
Do some pantry shopping and see if you have the other necessary items to make granola and if you do, then this would be a great time to make a big batch of granola! If you would like more on ideas on how to shop from your own pantry – read this post all about how to do that – How To Figure Out What’s For Dinner At The Last Minute.
Tell me all about your great deals! Or point me to some your own favorite pantry or cleaning staple recipes – jump on my Facebook page and post links to your favorite homemade pantry staples you like! Hugs momma! You got this!
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