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!

How to Make Liquid Castile Soap from a Bar

I truly adore Castile soap. I use it everyday of my life in some way, shape or form. Almost every one of my homemade cleaning products or homemade beauty products uses it. It is one of the most versatile soaps out available. As much as I love Castile soap, the cost can be … [Read more...]

106 Things You Can Compost for a Rich, Fertile Compost Pile

This is my first year making real compost. I've played around with it in the past, but didn't get serious about starting a compost pile until a few weeks ago. Why the change? Well, this year I'm actually trying to grow most of the vegetables and some fruits we eat. My garden is … [Read more...]

DIY Acne Mask with Essential Oils

My girls are at the age where acne can start rearing its ugly head. One has combination skin while the other has skin that is quite acne prone. When she first began having issues with her skin, I could have easily gotten her a commercial acne fighter. I did not want to do that … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Cleaning Wipes

I confess that I love having something quick to grab when I need to clean up messes, but since we stopped buying paper towels, it has been rather hard to find something that works well but is reusable. We initially moved to only using unpaper towels like THESE. While we still use … [Read more...]

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 Laundry Detergent Tablets

One of the biggest costs that a family can have is the cost of clothing and laundry and one of the best ways to save money on laundry is by making your own homemade laundry detergent. There are several different detergent recipes floating around including THIS homemade powdered … [Read more...]

DIY Green Tea and Peppermint Bath Soak { Homemade Bath Salts }

It's no secret that I adore all things homemade. For me, it is a health issue that drives me to continue making what I can. In 2014, I discovered that most commercially made products were causing my body to react in ways that I never expected it to. What followed was a list of 30 … [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...]