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Money Saving Tips Bathroom, Kitchen and Laundry
With today’s hard economical times we need to save money anyway we can. The price of gas is just soaring through the roof. With the increase gas prices comes the increase in all products from groceries to everyday services. Making short cuts in many areas could cut the cost of our grocery bill down.
I think you will find these tips very interesting and economically cheaper than ordinary methods. These tips include bathroom, kitchen and laundry room ideas.
Let’s start with the bathroom. Using rubbing alcohol can remove the dull haze from mirrors. Also the use of rubbing alcohol will remove spots from bathroom fixtures. Glass shower doors will sparkle and shine if cleaned with white vinegar. To clean the shower use ½ cup vinegar, 1cup ammonia, and ¼ cup baking soda added to one gallon of warm water. Cleaning the grout is made easier and cheaper with 2 tablespoons chlorine bleach in one quart of water.
Use lesser amounts of hand soaps, shampoos and conditioners. While applying liquid hand soaps use a small amount. To insure that only a small amount comes out, place an elastic hair band around the top of the pump. As for shampoo and conditioners use a quarter amount size drop, smaller sized for children. Remember the more you put in the more that needs rinsed out, in turn you will be running up your water bill.
You could also place your shampoo and conditioner in a pump bottle and place the elastic hair band to ensure you are getting a lesser amount or you could cut it in half and place water in the other half. Small leftover bar soap could be made into liquid hand soap, place small pieces of soap and water in the soap dispenser. A great way to recycle!
Some of the tips that were used in the bathroom could also be carried out into the kitchen. Some other kitchen tips are as follows. Use club soda on the counter tops and clean with a soft cloth, rinse with warm water and wipe dry. Baking soda will clean and shine stainless steel sinks easily.
Remove stubborn water spots with a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol or white vinegar. Open a box of baking soda and place in your refrigerator; this absorbs odors for a month or so. Mix ½ cup of white vinegar and a gallon of warm water. Spray mist this mixture on wood floors and clean with a damp mop.
Clean vinyl floors by sweeping, than damp mop using a gallon of warm water with a dash of dishwashing detergent. Candles will last longer if placed in a freezer for up to three hours prior to burning. When using Brillo Pads cut them on half. Most often half will do the job, this saves throwing unused, smelly and rusty Brillo pads away.
The laundry room is the next money and time saving place. In this room we are going to save our money on dryer sheets. The main reason to have a dryer sheet is to control static cling.
In order to do so just take a piece of aluminum foil, crinkle it in a wad and throw it in your dryer with your clothes. If you still want the fresh smell that fabric softeners leave behind just take one dryer sheet and cut in half. Instead of the dryer sheet your could also take a wash cloth and dip it in liquid fabric softener and then hang to dry.
Throw this washcloth in the dryer with your loads of clothes. This will be usable up to at least thirty loads. Now that is saving money! Save time on ironing, when your clothes are immediately done in the dryer remove and hang on a hanger or fold them. This eliminates over ¾ of the ironing that you would normally have to do, the less ironing you have to do the more you save on your electric.
All these money and time saving tips give you more money in your pocket at the end of the month.