A quick frugal tip to help you save an automatic 50%- cut things in half. I thought of this post when thinking about dryer sheets. I always cut them in half before throwing them in the dryer. You really don’t need a full sheet to do it’s job. If you want to be really frugal, use them a few times before pitching them.
Then, I began to think of other things we cut in half to conserve on. The big one is paper towels. You really should cut back on the use of these anyway for environmental impact. If you do continue to use them, cut them in half and you can usually still get the job done with half as much waste.
Also, try using a half portion of things you use often. Toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, laundry soap, etc. Most things are just as effective when you use half as much. We just get in habits of pouring out a huge quantities of something and need to stop and think about how much we are using. I have really started to keep an eye on my shampoo and conditioner usage and I am amazed at how much longer it is lasting.
Really, the ideas are endless if you just think about how much you really need of things. What things do you cut in half or use less of to save a little money?
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