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 is an author, speaker and founder of Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, a support group for nearly 4,000 African-American moms in the Pittsburgh region. To further fill the void Muffy has created a line of educational products focused on helping Black moms be the best moms, too. Her first book, The Brown Mama Mindset: A Blueprint for Black Moms on Life, Love & Home, was featured at the 2018 Essence Festival and is currently sold in various cities across the U.S. Muffy champions the beauty of Black motherhood everywhere she goes, even on the TEDx stage. Find out more about Muffy on muffymendoza.com.

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