Category Archives: Homestead

17 Reasons To “Pop Tags” at the Thrift Store

Fifty years ago, you never wanted to mention getting a deal on something or buying second-hand. Now, it’s something to brag about. A popular song made it even cooler to thrift shop and “pop tags.” It’s completely snazzy to “wear your grandpa’s clothes,” but you can find so much more at the shops. More often than not, you will get compliments on a thrift find over a new good.

Goods today are cheap, low-quality, outsourced, and extremely over-inflated in price. The sweatshop clothing presented now already has threads ripping at the seams, thinned-out cheap polyester is the main textile, and buttons will break off. Who likes to have pangs of guilt for supporting that system where we are both the slave and slave driver? And then you might have to pay to have the item fixed. Low cost is the obvious reason to go, but there are other less obvious benefits.

I don’t think the thrift shops of the future will have much quality to offer as everything continues to break down – so here are 17 reasons to go thrifting now:

1. Great quality – The fact that it has survived wear and wash and winds up at the thrift shop for you to enjoy is a testament of quality. You’ll notice, especially with vintage, thicker cotton or linen, double stitching, durable buttons, and leather goods. A new Chinese-made can opener broke the very first second I used it – the $.10 old-time one has worked for years. Look for heavier, older models of kitchen gear. Older appliances are easier to fix and have longer cords!…

17 Reasons To “Pop Tags” at the Thrift Store

The concept of they dont make it like they use to is more true today then ever before. You would be surprised how long an old pair of jeans will last compared to a new one. Save & get Quality!


10 Awesome Vinegar Life Hacks you should know

We’ve put together a list of 10 interesting ways to make that bottle of vinegar work for you. Audible Trial:

Topics covered:
1. Unclogging a drain
2. Removing adhesive residue
3. Getting rid of awful smells.
4. DIY Cleaning Products
5. DIY Fruit fly Trap
6. Getting Wrinkles out of clothing (My favorite)
7. Preventing pets from scratching
8. Make flowers last longer
9. Cleaning your glasses perfectly
10. Removing baked on gunk in a frying pan

This is all about Homesteading, DIY, ECO Friendly & Homemade. There are 1000 uses for Vinegar, so learn more! 🙂

You can be amazed of all the solutions you might just have in your Cabinets, or Pantry.


10 Amazing Benefits Of Lemon Peels

Not many of us know about the health benefits and nutrition value of lemon peels. So, before throwing the lemon peel away after squeezing the lemon juice or using it in any salad etc., think twice because even lemon peels are very beneficial.

Let’s look at a few well known benefits of Lemon peel:

1. Lemon peels help in improving bone health. It contains a high amount of calcium and vitamin C, which help in maintaining and improving the health of bones. Lemon peel also helps in preventing bone related diseases likes osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory poly-arthritis….

10 Amazing Benefits Of Lemon Peels

Learn about the Common natural Remedies you may already have in your Kitchen.

Go Natural, Save your Body & some Change.


Homemade Laundry Detergent

I have been wanting to make my own homemade laundry detergent for a few years now.

Why not make it HomeMade & Free of Harmful Chemicals .
Protect your Body & Treat it well.


Recipe: Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

Making Apple Cider Vinegar is easy, inexpensive and healthy – Here you will find out how! As the water, sugar and apple scraps ferment in a dark closet, you will begin to smell the vinegar forming at about 6 weeks. I start “taste testing” the mixture at about 5 weeks – When it reaches the strength you like, strain the cores and peels off and bottle – It’s that easy!

Why buy when homemade is cheaper & Healthier. Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother is practicing Preventative Medicine. Take a tablespoon everyday & don’t get sick!


Top 10 Natural Health Remedies of Coconut Oil

The popularity of coconut oil has skyrocketed in the Western world over the last several years. However, its many health benefits have been known in other regions of the world as part of their ancient history. Better late than never!…
Coconut oil is a Wounder & Natural Miracle that can benefit all parts of life.

Homestead: 50 Things to Disappear During an Emergency

50 Things to Disappear During an Emergency

There are lots of lists floating around the web citing the top items that will disappear following a disaster or emergency. Heck, I even posted a list a couple of years ago titled 100 Items Likely to Disappear First when the SHTF.


1. Bread
2. Butter….

There is nothing wrong with having a Back Up to your Back Up. Extra can help you get by if/when the SHTF.