We try to be as frugal as we can and here are a few tips to save money in the kitchen. Some money saving tips for the kitchen you may know, others maybe this will be a first.
We have been so busy around here lately that you often in a rush do what is easiest and not what is the most thrifty thing but I am recommitted to trying to save as much shopping as I can. That means back to the serious coupon clipping.
1. Saving money on dishwasher soap. In our house though, I try to do small things that will save me money in the long run. Can you believe the price of dishwasher tabs?
I find these Finish tabs work the best to keep that film from building up on my glasses, but they are expensive. Here's a tip, cut them in half. A friend of the family who is an appliance repair man once told me to only use half of the recommended amount of dishwasher detergent. He said it is easier on the dishwasher. My dishes come out clean and I have been doing this for years. I also use vinegar in the rinse holder as well. It helps with spots and to keep your dishwasher deodorized.
2. Saving Money on Plastic Bags
Do your counters ever look like this? Yes, I re-wash my large Ziploc bags. These babies are so expensive that I wash and rinse them to be able to re-use them. If they had meat in them though I just toss to play it safe.
3. Only Use As Much Dish Soap As You Need To Get Dishes Clean
My mom was very poor growing up and therefore a frugal housewife in her own home. She always said only use as a small squirt of dish soap. Use elbow grease to scrub the dishes.
4. Don't Let The Water Run While Washing Dishes.
Makes sense. They say to really save on water while washing dishes, wash your dishes like you are camping. Get some hot soapy water in your sink, scrub and then rinse as much at one time as you can.