Great Ways To Save On Bathroom Disposables

We use our bathrooms everyday. From brushing our teeth, to taking a bath or shower, to applying make up. There isn’t a day that goes by where we aren’t in a bathroom at least twice a day!

There are some ways to cut costs down in that tiny room of your house. Disposables cost an average American upwards of $1200.00 per year. That’s a lot of money! If there was an easy way to save some of that, wouldn’t you want to?

Just try using some of these tips and you’ll see your savings start to grow!

Share

Unless you are like the pickiest person, share products with your family members. Shampoo’s, Conditioners, Toothpaste, Hair Care products and Soaps are all items that can be shared easily amongst family members. Please don’t share your deodorant or tooth brushes with anyone. Sharing can save you loads of money a year simply by cutting down on many bottles of products that might not get all the way used up.

Tip

No, not leave money for someone. Tip the bottles upside down when they are getting low. Even if the new shampoo isn’t the same kind, go ahead and pour the leftover into the new bottle. Don’t hesitate to add a little water to make a product go a little further either. What exactly do you think is the base for some of those products? They will work just as well!

Razors

These can be so costly. Do not purchase disposable razors. They are a money waster, plain and simple. Usually they are not manufactured as well as their long lasting counterparts. Choose a razor you like, and purchase it. Just use the refills when the razor goes bad. This can save you hundreds of dollars a year!


Shampoo and Conditioners

Ever heard the saying “A little goes a long way”? This holds true for shampoos, conditioners, and body washes. For someone with short hair, a dime or nickel sized amount in the palm of your hand is perfect. For longer, thicker hair you might need a quarter to half dollar size.

Toilet Paper

Try something for me. Instead of just pulling out a ton of paper each time you use the toilet, cut down by a square or two. I promise you’ll be just as clean and dry and you will save money by having your toilet paper rolls last longer. A good amount is typically 2-4 squares for a regular bathroom visit. Also, be sure to teach children how to properly care for themselves. I know at our house, it’s them that goes through the toilet paper MUCH faster than us adults!

Do you have any great ways to save money in the bathroom? Please share them!

Nicole Humphrey writes articles for the Scrapbooking Blog and for the Frugal Blog. She also guest blogs on a variety of topics. You can read more of her articles by clicking here.

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