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    Default Using Half of Something

    What Items do you split in half to save money?

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    Default Oil of Olay facial cloths ~Dishwasher Tabs~ Laundry Tabs

    The Oil of Olay facial cloths! I love them, but a full one could wash my
    face, my mom's, my sister's ... and then have some left over. I cut mine in
    four. Even then, there's more than enough cleanser on it!

    Dishwasher detergent tabs - I love the convenience and tidiness (and there's
    no powder dust to get up my nose!). I use a full one, because our water
    needs it, but my kid sister breaks them in half (softer water?). Same thing
    for laundry detergent tabs - the package says to use two for a normal load,
    three for a dirty load. Hah! I've never seen a load yet that needed three.
    I use one for a normal load.

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    Default Frugal Dusting

    We Re-Use Used dryer sheets work well when dusting. They leave a nice shine,
    dust clings to them and no furniture polish build up. You were going
    to throw them away anyway, why not get additional use out of them
    while saving money on furniture polish!

    Sharon from Lancaster Co., PA

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    Default Re: Using Half of Something

    great tips, anyone want to add some new ones?
    Mdowdy

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    After reading the hints about using only half as much I realized that I really did not need to use as much body wash, shampoo and conditioner as I was squirting out, so I've reduced the amount. Also am using the hint about dilluting fabric softener with 1 part softener to 3 parts water and keeping it in a bowl with a few small sponges.(squeese out sponge and throw in dryer instead of fabric softener sheet) This one is really stretching the fabric softener and it works. (nice smell, no static cling and soft enough for my family not to have even noticed any difference, they aren't even aware I've changed something) BIG THANKS TO WHOEVER POSTED THIS HINT-YOU'RE SAVING ME LOTS OF MONEY. (too bad I can't use this for things I hang dry, which will be a lot more when spring gets here)
    I put my Brillo pad in a small sandwich baggie after the first use and put it in my freezer, pull out when needed, then refreeze til next time, no more rusty pads to throw away after only one use.
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    Default Re: Using Half of Something

    I split paper towels in half. I split toilet paper in half about 10 years ago when the kids were smaller because they would create huge wads that was such a waste!!!
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

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    Default Re: Using Half of Something

    Niddi I'm glad to hear that you are saving some money with the sponge idea. I wondered if anyone would try it or not. I've been doing this for some time now, and it really has saved me alot of money too.
    Lynn, how do you split toilet paper in half? I wasn't sure what you were meaning by that one.
    Tonia

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    Default Re: Using Half of Something

    I like to buy large containers of things like heavey cream and freeze it in ice cube trays. Then I just add one cube per oz the recipe needs. I know there are lots of other things like some people do hambuger. I split chicken leggs because Dh dosent eat them. That way I can make two at a time for me. Split your egg yolks and whites into a ice cube tray if you have a lot of recipes that call fore one and not both. Cut sink sponges in half too.


    Keep the ideas comming, i like these.


    Wanted to ask...what size sponge??? can I cut them in half too? Dose this work as well with with cheap softener? I am intrested.
    Last edited by redring; 01-19-2009 at 10:59 PM.

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