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Stop buying these 17 things and make them yourself

GOBankingRates Logo By Cameron Huddleston of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 18: With such busy lives, it often seems easier to buy the things we need rather than make them. But some of the things you regularly use or consume can be made from scratch relatively quickly — and for a fraction of the cost of the store-bought versions. GOBankingRates asked money-saving experts the top things you should stop buying because you can make them on your own — without a big time commitment — for much less.

Save money on common household items by going the DIY route

With such busy lives, it often seems easier to buy the things we need rather than make them. But some of the things you regularly use or consume can be made from scratch relatively quickly — and for a fraction of the cost of the store-bought versions.

GOBankingRates asked money-saving experts the top things you should stop buying because you can make them on your own — without a big time commitment — for much less. Click ahead to see them.

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