One of the best money-saving tips I’ve ever received is to start stretching my household items.  I live with 5 vikings boys who eat a lot, make many messes and, with the exception of my husband, none of them are concerned with saving money.  But thankfully, I am always searching for money-saving tips to help stretch the money my husband and I earn.  Luckily, I always find myself in the presence of older moms and they are always giving me tips on saving money on household items.  Here are three priceless money-saving tips that I’ve found.

 

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Money Saving Tip 1: Facial Toner

The main ingredient in most facial toner is witch hazel.  I love Murad’s line of skin products, but their facial toner starts at $24 for one bottle.  Ain’t nobody got time for that.  I employed the money-saving tip of stretching my toner using witch hazel.  So for $24, I get two bottles of toner.  That cuts my price down to $12 per bottle.  I’m the only girl in my house; so, my two bottles of toner last for about 3 months.

 

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Money Saving Tip 2: Milk

My grandmother just recently taught me how to stretch milk.  I visit the food bank often and they are always giving away powdered milk.  I never used it before and now I feel like a fool.  This past week I made one gallon of milk into two gallons of milk by mixing the 2% milk with non-fat powder milk.  Considering that my boys are always sneaking bowls of cereal, this is a priceless money-saving tip for my household.

 

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Money Saving Tip 3: Dish washing Liquid

I love the Dollar Store.  I am, however, not a fan of their dish-washing liquid.  But, mix that Ultra-Mega Dollar Store Dish-washing liquid with some Dawn and now we’re in business.  My husband and I purchase the __ oz. huge bottle of Dawn dish-washing liquid and mix it the Dollar Store brand.  We’ve gone 10 months on one bottle of dish-washing liquid before.  That means we’ve gone nearly one year on a $10 bottle of dish-washing liquid.  Now if that ain’t saving money, I don’t know what is.

 

I hope this helps mamas! Here’s a video on how to stretch these products in your home.

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Muffy Mendoza

Hello. Welcome to BrownMamas.com a blog for Black moms looking to thrive while raising kids in this hectic world and the headquarters for Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, a Pittsburgh support group for Black moms. Here I write about raising my three boys, living in and loving Pittsburgh, dating my husband, gardening and all kinds of other stuff. Thanks for visiting. Stay long & come often!

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