I looked for ways to cut back on spending. One of the BIGGEST MONEY SAVERS was learning to make my own laundry detergent!! I made it out of necessity - we couldn't afford to buy it. Then I realized it helped us with our eczema. Double Bonus!!
I also cut up old towels and made cleaning rags, or "re-useable paper towels" out of them. That was nice for a while. Until one of mine got the flu. (Actually, several of mine got the flu - have I mentioned we have color coded sick buckets?? Truly we do!) So, I used my "paper towels" to clean up some messes...the ones that didn't make into those color coded buckets! Since I no longer wished to re-use those re-useable paper towels - for obvious reasons, I threw them away. Far, far away!
So, now, I was in a predicament. I started buying paper towels again. Today, I was out...again. ...sigh... I do hate to spend money on things that are just going to get thrown away! (trash bags, baby wipes, toilet paper, napkins, paper towels...the list goes on.)
Well, a short story long, (yes, that's what I said!) I went to the store, and decided NOT to buy more paper towels...at least not for cleaning the bathroom with! Instead, I bought these....
Lovely little white wash cloths!! And, to be sure they only get used in the bathroom, and NOT on my kitchen counters, I wrote "Bathroom" on them...(as you can plainly see)! I'm very proud of myself. Now, I will keep a roll or two of the cheapo paper towels on hand, but only for cleaning up...sick stuff. No more spending money on paper towels!!
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