Saving pennies.

Today, as I was in the shower, I started to reach for my shampoo, I stopped myself remembering that it was not my shampoo day.

Huh?

Let me explain. 😉

Financially, things are always tight around here. I think that is becoming a common theme in many households.

I have made some small adjustments lately to stretch our budget just that tiny bit further. Some are actually a bit silly, and really may not save us a whole lot of money, but I feel better doing them. A couple of mine are:

I have a favorite shampoo and conditioner, and I can’t imagine not using them. But….they cost an ever-loving fortune. I have started only washing and conditioning my hair every 3rd day. The way I look at it, my shampoo and conditioner cost $40 and I used to use a bottle a month. So, that was $480/year! By using every 3rd day, I can save about $320 a year, and still get to use my favorites.

I have stopped wearing socks inside as often. We live in military housing. And while this is by far the nicest military housing I have ever been in, it still has very cheap, poorly grouted ceramic tile. The tile is like sandpaper to my sock. I would go through about a pack of 6 socks every month. By cutting back on wearing them inside the house, I have made this last pack last over 5 months! At $16 a pack, that is $160/yr I am saving.

What is a small change you have made to save a little bit of money?

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