My sewing thread keeps knotting, how do I stop it?

I don't have a sewing machine, so I sew everything by hand. I've been working on a pair of leggings, but the thread knots before I can even get one stitch in! (It happens while I'm securing the stitch). Are there any at-home methods that can prevent this from happening (as in, no beeswax or anything... show more I don't have a sewing machine, so I sew everything by hand.

I've been working on a pair of leggings, but the thread knots before I can even get one stitch in! (It happens while I'm securing the stitch).

Are there any at-home methods that can prevent this from happening (as in, no beeswax or anything like that because I'm kinda broke)?
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