Saving Money on Little Things: The Bare Minimum
I was doing laundry last week (oh, heck, let’s face it, I do laundry every day!). But last week, I got to the bottom of the bottle of eco-friendly liquid detergent. Or what most people think is the bottom of the bottle. Years ago I discovered by removing the spout and letting the bottle drain, I was able to get another 5 ounces of liquid detergent out. That’s another 2-3 loads!
This got me thinking about all the little things we do in our lives that can help save us money.
For example, do you:
- … put a pea-sized amount on your toothbrush (as indicated on the product) or do you cover your bristles entirely with paste like you see in the advertising for toothpaste?
- … use a full measure of detergent when the load isn’t that dirty? Or do you test lesser amounts to find the amount that works for you?
- … use more of a product when it is a new bottle?
- … likewise, use as little as possible when getting to the bottom of a bottle?
- … use more of a product when you have a backup or stockpile in your house because you know you have more?
- … wash plastic baggies and re-use them or just toss them when they are dirty?
What are some of the little things you do to save money?