Sometimes, extending the life of items you have at home is a great way to save money. There are a ton of things that you can make last longer, which means less money spent!
- When your sponge gets gross, wet it and throw it in the the microwave for a minute. Now its sanitized and has a little more perk!
- Dry your blade right after use or use a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol on it, which sucks up moisture quick.
- When Lettuce, Celery or Spinach begin to wilt, pop them in a Ice cold water bath for 10 minutes, then dry well.
- Do not keep onions and garlic in plastic–they last longer when left out to breathe
- Produce that should be kept in the fridge, to preserve it’s freshness: grapes, cherries, apricots, broccoli, asparagus, lettuce, mushrooms, sweet corn.
- Freeze Candles a couple of hours before you use them, the wax will burn slower
- Hang them out to dry instead of throwing them in the dryer. The dryer makes them fade and eats away at them.
- Go down to “Grey Scale” on your printer. I’ve been doing this for a very long time and print my coupons in mostly all black, in grey scale You can do this:
- select Devices and Printers. Right click on your printer and select Printing Preferences.
Add water to household items
- Dish soap: When the bottle is 1/3 empty, fill with water
- Shampoo or Conditioner: When the bottle is half empty, fill with water and shake– does the same job!
What do you do to stretch the life of your house hold items?