Being able to get things done around your home with modern machines and robots can save time. But if you want a more simple and self- reliant life, learning a few basic and old fashioned skills will help. Here is a list with some essential vintage skills that will come in handy around your home.
Canning is a method of food preservation. It includes processing and sealing food in an airtight container. The containers, which are usually jars, are heated to a temperature that destroys micro- organisms that cause food to spoil. Air is pushed out of the jar during the heating process, and a vacuum seal is formed as it cools down.
2. Furniture Making
Learning to make your own furniture can save you thousands of dollars. You may need to invest in acquiring some tools to get your projects done properly. But you still won’t be spending as much as you would if buying your furniture. You can start with basic furniture like a bed, chair or table.
Sewing is such an essential skill. You can make your own clothes, bedding, curtains, cushions and so much more. By learning to sew, you will sure that you always have good clothes to wear and eliminate or reduce what you spend on purchasing.
You could just settle with growing flowers for beautification. But you could also grow your own food, so you don’t have to spend a lot on groceries. Sure, you may not be able to grow all your food. But even just growing your veggies or what you will need for salad will still save you some money.
You might one day be in a situation where you need to source water off- grid. But you may need to filter that water before consumption or usage. Filtering lowers contamination by removing impurities. Filtering equipment are available for purchasing. But it is also good to know how to filter your water naturally. A simple and reliable filtering process is using sand as a filter.
6.Cooking From Scratch
Cooking from scratch is one of those skills that is needed if you really want to save money, or be self- reliant. Make sure to learn how to cook basic and regular foods like potatoes, peas, bean etc.
7.Making Household Essentials
Being able to make basic household items will save you a lot of money. Essential items to learn to make are household cleaners, bath and body products and candles.
Houses usually need some form of repair from time to tome. Learn make repairs and fix things like door locks, bolts, hinges, pipes, roof leakage and painting updates.
9.Washing clothes by hand
It’s really nice to have a washing machine around. But nothing really beats the good old way of getting your clothes clean by hand. It saves money makes you self- reliant when it comes to wearing clean clothes.
10.Making a wood fire
Learn to make a fire with wood. This is necessary for warming the home and cooking without having to depend on grid.
11.Using Natural Home remedies
Illness is inevitable. So it will come in handy to know how to ward off the flu and cure other medical conditions if you need with herbs and natural home remedies.