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Without a doubt, technology has made housekeeping easier and more efficient for us. Unfortunately, that means a lot of housekeeping knowledge has been lost. The traditional ways were more frugal because they had to be disposable disinfecting clothes and dishwashers are pretty recent inventions. So, the easiest way to save money in housekeeping is to bring some of the old methods back. Not only is this a great way to save money, but you’ll also produce less waste.
Retro Housewife Goes Green has a great list of old housekeeping ways that will save you money while learning a new (and possibly marketable) skill. Who doesn’t love fresh, homemade bread or custom made curtains and clothes? The old way of housekeeping is also healthier, since most foods where made from scratch. It can be a bit hard to give up some conveniences that we have today, but you’d be surprised at what you can do.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.