There are tons more things you can make on your own as well. Do some

research so you understand safety/health/allergy concerns. Run the

numbers to ensure you are actually saving money (watch out for

shipping charges if mail ordering - that can REALLY make cheap things

outrageously expensive). Double check all the directions such as type

of containers/utensils to use. Ensure safe storage, that children

can't interrupt "cooking" - better yet - get them to help and teach

them more self-sufficiency/math/home ec.

So many people don't have a clue that people used to "make their own"

or -- G*A*S*P -- do without!! So much of budget control is S-I-M-P-L-I-

F-Y! Ask yourself - "Do I really HAVE to have that?"