Homesteading Tips Archive | Six Dollar Family

I have always dreamed of homesteading and now, as an urban homesteader, I'm very quickly working on making my dream come true! That's where these homesteading tips and tricks come in. It is my goal as author of Six Dollar Family, to help would-be homesteaders realize their dreams too! These homesteading tips are lessons and skills I've had to learn in my own life as an urban homesteader. Now, it is my goal to pass them onto you  even if you're just starting out. If you're a seasoned homesteader, you'll find a new way of thinking and may even decide to try a new method, recipe or task!

Homesteading Tips and Advice

Here you'll find all sorts of homesteading tips! You'll see everything from why you should consider homesteading to my list of things to stop buying and make homemade, my DIY beauty recipes, homemade cleaner recipes and more! Each week, I add more tips that I'm positive will help you start (or manage!) you're own homestead too!

51 Ways My Family Went Zero Waste to Save Money

Have you ever stopped to think about how much waste your family puts out each day? If not, take a quick look around because I'm certain that like I was; you will be very unpleasantly surprised. It doesn't matter what area of your life the waste is in; waste in your home and life … [Read more...]

27 Must Have Canning Supplies for Beginners Learning How to Can Food

Canning has become one of my favorite things to do to save money on food. Aside from the savings, I love the fact that I can provide healthy, shelf stable foods for my family when times are rough or we're in the middle of an emergency. Plus, once you are bit by the canning bug, … [Read more...]

Homemade Deodorant Recipe – Lavender Scented Homemade Deodorant

Deodorant is one of those things that no one should be without. After all, no one wants to be the girl (or guy) no one wants to be around because of smelly pits, right? For me, deodorants are something I'm quite picky about. I don't like store bought deodorant because I hate not … [Read more...]

Homemade Coconut Shampoo

I have been on a mission for years to toss out as many chemicals as I can from the house for more than one reason. Early in 2015, we realized that part of the chronic pain that I had suffered from for years was a result of a home filled with chemicals that I am overly sensitive … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Soap – 33 Homemade Soap Recipes

A couple of years ago, I discovered the joy of learning how to make homemade soap. Not only does it save you significantly, but it's also pretty relaxing. As far as savings, learning how to make homemade soap was pretty high on the list of things to stop buying and make that we … [Read more...]

16 Benefits of Dandelion and Dandelion Root Tea

Last year, I told you about how I was treating chronic pain naturally. In that post, I talked about Dandelion Root tea. I was absolutely shocked by the number of responses that I received asking if dandelions were safe to eat or drink, what the benefits of dandelion root tea are … [Read more...]

How to Identify Morel Mushrooms When Foraging for Food

Have you ever foraged for food? Maybe the idea of picking food that you eat from the woods isn't something you think of when you think of food, but if you're looking for new ways to save money on groceries or for a healthier, cheaper way to feed your family, foraging is a … [Read more...]

34 Ways to Use Lemon Balm

If you've been paying attention around here, you might have noticed that I favor natural products and home remedies over chemically processed. Not only are they generally better for you and your home, but they're usually far cheaper too. I like my money which means I want to keep … [Read more...]

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Have you looked at the price of dishwasher tablets these days? Without a good deal or a coupon, they can be really expensive. Sometimes as high as $0.60 per load which is just insane in my book. That just seems far too expensive to me to wash a load of dishes. If you're already … [Read more...]

40 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Take a peek in my pantry and you'll quickly discover one thing; around 15 bottles of organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Why? Well because there are so many uses for apple cider vinegar that I can't keep it on hand unless I buy a ton at once! When I first started trying to manage … [Read more...]