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7 things you can make instead of buying

By: Laura Moss on Nov. 3, 2010, 12:10 p.m.
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Go green, save green

These days you can find pretty much anything processed, prepared, packaged and waiting for you on a store shelf. But your wallet isn’t the only one paying the price for such convenience — the planet is, too.

Luckily, there is a variety of everyday items — from laundry detergent to peanut butter — that you can make yourself, saving you money and giving you a sense of DIY satisfaction that’s so rare these days. Keep reading for our suggestions for ways you can save a little green by going green. (Text: Laura Moss)