Sunday, 17 April 2011

Getting What You Pay For ; Laundry Detergent

I thought I would share with you my money saving tip for detergent. When I first started reading about frugality about 10 years ago, someone recommended this tip and I have been doing it ever since. It is so obvious that I cannot believe I didn't do it sooner ! A lot of you probably do this already but for those of you who don't , its worth giving it a go. When I got to the bottom of the bottle I used to throw it away. What I do now is I keep it upside down over night and it empties the bottle of the remaining detergent. The next day it has all emptied into the container below and you probably have enough for another load or two. I have taken a photo of my detergent bottle and managed to capture the little drips falling out. The empty bottle should now be completely empty. The same principle can be applied to other things such as washing up liquid, bleach etc. Every little helps......


  1. I also put the cap in the last wash I do to keep from wasting what clings in it.

  2. I have done that as well, its always tricky to get it out of the cap.