There are many ways to use common household products. Here are just a few ways I stay thrifty by finding more than the common use for each:
Shampoo-shower gel, washing delicate clothing
Toilet paper-facial tissue, toilet seat cover, and paper flowers for wedding or shower decorations (I remember doing this for a friend’s sister’s wedding years ago).
Baking soda-add to shampoo to remove build up from hairspray etc., cleaning dentures, freshening the fridge, unclogging drains (along with vinegar-1 cups of each), general cleaner (stovetops, toilet bowl, grout etc.)
Vinegar-laundry softener (white vinegar), unclogging drains (along with baking soda-1 cup of each), cleaning coffeemaker (2 parts vinegar, 1 part water), soak bright (especially red) clothing before their first wash in white vinegar (about 15 minutes) to prevent the color from running on other clothes.
Liquid Fabric Softener-I almost had a heart attack when I found the price for wrinkle releaser (I HATE ironing and will do anything to avoid it). Simply mix liquid fabric softener and water in a spray bottle and it does the trick!
These are just a few of MANY tips on uses for these products (especially the baking soda and vinegar). Spend just a few dollars on these items and they will all go a long way. What other household products have you found have multiple uses?