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10 Ideas to Save Money as a Homesteader

| 12/14/2016 12:50:00 PM


Homestead living is a unique lifestyle that many embrace. There is a great deal of work that goes into being frugal, though. Both you and your property must change to accommodate your lifestyle. As one who practices the self-sufficient, fulfilling way of life, I have a few tips that can help you in your journey. Here are some frugal living tips that you can do to save yourself money and help you become less dependent on others.

1. Always Keep Pallets On Hand

Pallets are essentially free lumber. Around my farm, I have used pallets for everything from a floor in the laundry room to a chicken coop. There is so many things that you can do with this free source of wood. Pallet wood is sturdy, does the job, and it is free. The internet is full of crafts with people using pallets as their wood source. Anytime you see pallets pilled by a dumpster or sitting by the road, grab as many as you can.

2. Save Your Seeds

When you have a plant or crop that does particularly well, make sure you save the seeds. You can cut your gardening costs significantly by recycling seeds. Also, rather than buying expense plants that are already growing, start your seeds by pods early in the spring. When you start planting in early March, you will have plants the size of store bought varieties by May when its time to get them in the ground. Save yourself money by doing most of the work yourself.

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