DIY — Do It Yourself, in case you don’t know — has held fascination for me for as long as I can remember. I loved reading books about cavemen, Native Americans, castaways, and children fending for themselves or lost in caves or … you get the picture. If they had to form some sort of rudimentary lathe out of rock and sand, I was THERE, man.
I still love DIY, although it needs to be cheap and easy. And, of course, satisfying. That’s why I make bread and mayonnaise, right?
Here are some more DIY projects:
Homemade Laundry Powder — When I first heard about this, I was like, “What’s it made out of? Soap? You make soap with soap? Oooo, that’s so cool and complex. NOT.” But it really kinda is. I make this whenever I run low, which isn’t often, because it lasts for-EV-ver. Cheap. Easy. I’m with it.
While I’m talking about DIY laundry stuff, here is totally my new favorite: replacement for dryer sheets. I bought a couple of those nubby rubber dryer balls, and they pound everything soft and wrinkle-free, but they do nothing for static. These babies will take care of it. Cheap. Easy. Happy me.
I’ve been making smoothies for Mom to eat through her feeding tube, because something in her commercial formula was WAY NOT agreeing with her (don’t sue me, Jevity people, it just wasn’t). Know how you make DIY liquid food? You take food and then you liquify it.
So now comes Frugality Gal with a brilliant DIY smoothie freezer pack. Now I am TOTALLY going to make up some freezer packs of food for Mom so she can just take ’em out, heat ’em up, and pour ’em down the old tuberino.
Mom is feeling better, and I’m having a blast. 🙂
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character has to do something DIY for the first time.