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Most shampoo are heavy on the suds and we tend to use more than we should on top of that. I use an empty bottle and fill half the bottle with shampoo and the other half with water. Your hair (because the detergent in shampoo is diluted) and wallet will thank you.
If you use same color all the time ,you can use only 1/2 of the tube of dye and colorant from your Loreal box .I put the rest in fridge until next time .Take it out 3 hours before I use it ,to get room temperature .I color my hair for years and if you do the roots only, you don't need a whole box.
I got a pre payed phone T-Mobil loaded with 100 $ for the year(1000 min.)I can text or call even international .If I need more min. I add more. I do not have a cell bill monthly in the last 3 years and don't missed.
A metal cupcake pan bottom of stainless kitchen sink...put a few tea lights in pan. Space candles as needed.
I learned from the government shutdown that a sudden pay loss can be crippling to a family. When the dust settled and the paychecks resumed I bought a gift card from the grocery stores I frequent. Each week I add $10 to one of them. Should an emergency occur, I have some back up to be able to feed my family.
If you go to the grocery store you may notice the cheapest way to buy a potato is in a ten pound bag. A slightly more expensive way is one by one. If you buy them frozen like fries or hash browns they become more expensive still. The more processed a food item gets the more $$ per pound you pay. The most expensive way to buy a potato? Probably a potato chip - so save money by buying the least processed
If you have any old perfume or cologne bottles that you no longer use...think about using them for a bathroom spray. A tiny spritz in the air or on a curtain is so much more effective than those awful smelling commercial sprays. Guests would appreciate a label letting them know the bottle is free to use for odors. Not just for bathrooms...the house might need a tiny spritz here and there...smell lasts longer if you spray it on some material...don't over do it though!