I love vintage skills and some of the best are the frugal tips for your homestead. It is no secret that the generations that came before us seemed to know these frugal tips as a way of life. We have some much that we can learn from them, even improving some with a modern take; but most are best left as they were done in the past. Vintage frugal tips are a great way to keep vintage skills alive and save us money in every home and homestead.
I have compiled a list of the best vintage frugal tips that will help you and your homestead. Theses frugal skills come from my own archive and some of my favorite bloggers. I hope they help you to adopt a more frugal lifestyle and make homesteading (and life) more affordable.
40 Vintage Frugal Tips for Your Homestead
Get Debt Free – Grandma said if you don’t have cash don’t buy it
Live Within Your Means – and start saving
Make Your Own Laundry Detergent
Replace Disposable Paper Towels
Purge the Stuff You’re Not Using with a Yard Sale
Reuse Items – Like Old Bed Sheets
Shop the Dollar Store for Homesteading Supplies
Try a Vintage Recipe – Ginger Switchel
Cook Frugal Meals From the Past
Build a Auto Waterer for Your Livestock
Make Some Old Fashioned Biscuits
Build a Greenhouse & Grow Food All Year
Dehydrate Tomatoes for Tomato Powder
Raise Quail (even in small yards / patios)
Learn Some Vintage Skills on YouTube
Bake a Homemade Pie Instead of Buying One
Brew Coffee at Home (stop going out)
Help Your Kids Start A Business
Compost to Build Great Soil (less waste)
Well there you have it, 40 vintage frugal tips for your homestead…or any home for that matter. What would you add to this list? How does your homestead save money through skills from that past? Maybe something your grandma taught you? I know mine were full of wisdom!