I absolutely love researching and finding household tips that are all frugal, easy and most of all WORK! It is especially exciting to stumble upon a tip that you did not realize that you were looking for until you found it. I am going to share a few of these with you today! I hope they help you as much as they have me!
1. THIS ONE IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!! Mascara. So, I have found and read that within 3 months of buying mascara it pretty much is ready for the trash! This drives me crazy because normally there is still a ton left in the tube, but it is all flaky and dried out! Then.... I found this beautiful frugal and successful tip. If your mascara starts to become dried and flaky, add about 2-3 drops of saline solution to the tube and kind of mix around with the wand. I wear contacts so I always have solution, if you don't buy a little bottle and it will last your forever! You can buy the little Target brand bottles for about $3.
Once you do this, your mascara is like brand new again... NO JOKE! It goes on smooth and easily! I just keep adding solution as it dries out again and have had the same tube of mascara for about 8 months now!! For real!
TRY IT TODAY!
2. REMOVING NAIL POLISH FROM CLOTHING! My girls wanted to paint their nails the other day. Normally, I would be supervising, however, I was in the middle of something, so I told them to go ahead. They know to put a towel down and to sit at the bar in the kitchen. When I came down, they had followed all the rules, but with one little issue, Eden's new shirt now had a stripe of sparkly pink nail polish across the shoulder.
Instead of getting frustrated (as I normally would) I realized it was partially my fault for not helping them, so, I hopped on the net and found this gem of advice!
I always thought nail polish remover would take the color out of the clothing, but, I was wrong! To remove the stain, first grab a paper towel and some acetone nail polish remover. Place the stain FACE DOWN on the paper towel. Saturate a cotton ball with the nail polish remover and press down on the stain, holding it there and then blotting. Continue this process until the stain is gone. When you lift up the clothing you should see the stain being blotted onto the paper towel.
Once the stain is gone or almost gone, throw it in the washer immediately and wash! I was shocked how well it worked. If you look really close to her shirt, you may see a light stain, but it really is not obvious at all.
Place your bowl full of dough on a heating pad to help it rise a little quicker! WHY DID I NOT THINK OF THAT???
4. THE WORLD'S BEST STAIN REMOVER!! Equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and dawn dish soap! Yes! Mix these two items together, pour on the stain, scrub with a toothbrush and throw it in the wash! I have gotten stains out of clothing that I had already washed and run through the dryer!!
It works like a charm!
So, there you have it! I hope these little tips may help you out at some point as well! Seriously, the mascara one is my all time favorite!!!
5. MAKE YOUR OWN FOAMING HAND SOAP!
Now, I know it it is pretty inexpensive to buy hand soap, however, I found this tip to be extremely easy and worthy of mentioning! Buy a large container of hand soap refill and when your bottle of foaming hand soap is empty, simply pour about 2 TBS of the hand soap back in the bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with water. Gently roll the bottle from side to side, mixing the soap and water without shaking and causing a major bubble party in the bottle!
That's it!! You are ready to use it!
These are some of my favorite and most helpful tips! I hope they may work for you and possibly save you a little money and perhaps some time as well!!
Peace and Blessings