The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Sarah:
Okay, I know the initial reaction is one of disgust. Mine was too. But the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to try to make these.
If you can sew, then you can make your own washable and reusable maxi pads. They work much better than the disposable ones I think, because they don’t fall apart or bunch up and they are more comfortable. Also you can make them the size that you need.
The only thing I did different from the instructions on this website (shown above) was I used a layer of shamwow for the absorbent layer and I used darker colors for the top layer (for obvious reasons). This saves you a LOT of money because you never have to buy maxi pads again! I still buy the free ones when they are available just so I have something to take in my purse but I prefer the ones I make myself!
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Well, now there’s something I never thought to make myself. Have you considered making your own maxi pads? The Thrifty Mama has a great post (and interesting discussion) on an alternative to pads.