As you progress down the homesteading road, you will find that you need to purchase fewer items every week. You will soon work out that many of the items that you thought were spent can actually be reused or repurposed as something else around the home. For example, the fabric from clothes which are no longer fit for purpose can be cut up and made into a patchwork blanket. Alternatively, you can use rags as cleaning products or an insulation material. As well as being great for cooking, baking soda is fantastic for use in homemade cleaning products. These are just a few suggestions for a couple of products. You will soon realize that almost every product has an alternative use.