Money isn’t always easy to come by, so most advice that helps to lessen the expense of a household is welcome. Below are a few handy tips from The Savings Experiment on how to keep your costs around the house as low as possible.
Do you find that, often when you buy a head of lettuce some of it shrivels up before you can use it? Don’t despair. You can bring that lettuce back to life with a little water. Simply take the wilted lettuce and soak it in cold water for about 20 minutes. The lettuce will be rejuvenated, and you will be amazed.
You don’t need to spend money on dryer sheets as long as you have some aluminum foil around the house. Tear off a sheet and crumple it up into a ball that is about two or three inches in diameter. Toss this ball into the dryer, and you will find that it gets rid of static every bit as effectively as a dryer sheet. What’s really great about this trick, though, is that you can reuse the aluminum ball for six months, and it will work just as well each time.
If you want to leave your clothes smelling fresh after the wash, you might think you need to buy an odor eliminator, but you absolutely do not! A few drops of an essential oil like lavender will do the trick just as well, just put a few drops onto a washcloth and toss it in with the rest of the laundry for a fresh, flowery scent.
Do you frequently have fresh flowers on display? You can make them last a lot longer with a simple solution. All you need is two tablespoons of white vinegar and two tablespoons of sugar. Dump these into a quart of warm water and mix them all together – this mix will help the flowers stay alive much longer than ordinary water would.
These are just four of the many, many ideas out there for saving a few pennies here and there around the house. With a little cleverness and ingenuity, you can make those pennies add up to big savings over time! Try these simple life-hacks and save yourself some cash!