One fairly common question I see from readers is whether or not making something on your own is cheaper than buying it in the store.
First of all, most of the things you make at home actually compare in terms of quality with a fairly high end version of that item in the store. Homemade bread is going to be far better than the cheapest store bread. Homemade pasta is going to be far better than the cheapest store pasta. Homemade laundry soap is going to be far better than the cheapest store laundry soap. This has been pretty much universally true with things I’ve made at home over the years. The homemade version is almost always significantly better than the cheapest version of an item at the store, and usually comparable to one of the more expensive versions.
In terms of price, however, the homemade version usually winds up being comparable in price to that cheapest version. This isn’t always true, as there are some homemade items that end up being che… Read More