Tips to Make Sure You Don’t Waste Money
If I had a dime for every dime that was wasted, I’d be a very rich woman. One of the common ways many consumers waste money is to waste various household products they’ve purchased. Many of us simply use too much of a particular product without even being aware of it. Whether we are washing our hair or washing the floors, we often use more of a product than we need to get the job done. I’m going to teach you how to not waste money by not overusing household and personal care products.
Don’t Overdo It
When shampooing your hair you only need to use a dime or nickel size dollop of shampoo. It is always best to rub your hands together to lather your shampoo before applying it to your hair.
Many individuals squirt shampoo directly from the bottle to their hair. This is not a good idea for a couple of reasons. First, it is difficult to measure how much shampoo you are using if you don’t dispense it on your hands first and, second, you will end up not being able to lather it evenly and more shampoo might end up on certain parts of your hair.
As a general rule, most consumers use too much shampoo. If you apply too much shampoo, you will essentially be wasting it. Plus, you will also waste a lot of water because the more shampoo you use, the longer it will take you to wash it out. Also, if you use too much shampoo, it will be more difficult to rinse your hair thoroughly which can lead to a residue being left behind.
Proper Clothes Care
Laundry detergent is another household item that many consumers over use. It is usually not necessary to fill up the entire capful with laundry detergent. Take a close look at the cap that comes with your liquid laundry detergent. Usually you only need to use half a cup full of detergent for a medium-sized load.
Powdered laundry detergent is usually more economical. Still, it is possible, to also use too much powdered laundry detergent. Make sure you pay close attention to the amount of laundry detergent you are using. You will waste money if you use too much laundry detergent every time you wash a load of laundry.
Dish detergent is another product that consumers use too much of and waste money in the process. If you are washing dishes by hand, one squirt of dish soap is plenty. You are definitely using too much soap if you have to rinse repeatedly just to get wash all the soapsuds away.
Don’t overuse dish detergent in your automatic dishwasher either. You’ve might have even experienced the disastrous results of using too much dish detergent.
If you don’t want to waste money every day in your home, try implementing the above suggestions into your daily routine.