So it is important for me to make sure that our products last and I am going to admit that I learned this tip from Lizzie at Me and my shadow and it has transformed how much we spend on products and how long they last.
Did you know that in the UK we spend around £14 million on toiletries and I am going to admit again that I possibly spend a large proportion of that, so anyway to save money is good to me!
So what is this phenomenal tip that I received?
Just use less........................
Yes, really just use less and this is more important with products that contain no parabens or SLS as these are often the foaming agent,
We are programmed to only think that toiletries, especially soaps and shampoos are only doing their job is they are foaming and that we must use enough to get foam and lots of foam at that.
It works, it really does, just read the amount on the bottle and use that. A 50p amount of shampoo is more than enough for my thick shoulder length hair.
It is amazing. I have been making sure that the boys just use a pea sized amount of toothpaste and so are we. It is now lasting us twice a long. So that is a 50% saving by doing one thing.
I also make sure that we use all of the product too, which often means cutting the top of the bottle and we often get at least another three of four applications that way.
The other biggest spend for us in the bathroom is loo roll. Kids always use far too much, it just comes off the roll to easily. So I squash the roll making it less circular and less easy for the toilet paper to just come off the roll!
My hope is with all the savings we are making we can afford a new bathroom. I have been browsing bathroom suites for ages as we don't have a shower in the family bathroom and the biggest way to save water is to have showers and not baths and with two boys who play a lot of sport this would be a big saving for us.
in conjunction with Bella Bathrooms