Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Secrets of Success

< Secrets of Success Main Page    Submit a Secret

Rule Of 1/2


Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

Practice doing everything with 1/2 of the product you would normally use. For example: 1/2 the normal laundry soap ! Clothes will be just as clean and laundry soap wil last 2x as long with means you spent 1/2 as much on laundry soap !

I use this rule with:
dryer sheets
dog flea stuff
paper of all kinds
Use your imagination and try things out and see what works just as well if you onnly use 1/2 as much !
- Submitted by TRUECHELLE 4/14/2010 in Saving Money | 5 Comments
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.

TRUECHELLE's Other Secrets of Success

  • No Other Secrets of Success

Other Saving Money Secrets

Member Comments

HLICEMAMA 7/22/2010 3:53:00 PM

    interesting - will have to try it.
SUGAR1999 4/19/2010 1:04:00 PM

    Absolutly true! Especially the laundry detergent- the appliance salesman I dealt with recommends using half what the package says and 1/4-1/8 for front loaders. Same results, and the package lasts forever!
BBRADBURN 4/16/2010 2:30:00 PM

    Absolutely agree - I have been doing this with laundry detergent for years!! The only time I use the full amount is for my husband's greasy work clothes.
SUNSET09 4/15/2010 8:54:00 PM

    I saw this on the news as a whole family downsized half of everything; even their house! That's a tad extreme for me but I like your idea, thanx! emoticon
VRACHAL 4/15/2010 9:23:00 AM

    Never thought of it that way, but I like the idea. Am going to do this. Thanks

Leave encouragement, a question, or anything else relevant to this. All comments must abide by SparkPeople's Community Guidelines.

Log in to post a comment.

Related Secrets

Diet Resources: phytoestrogen complex | phytoestrogen plus efas | red clover phytoestrogen