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365 Days of Saving Money: A Little Dilution Goes A Long Way

This year is all about saving money every day while trying to increase your income potential. If you did one thing each day that could save as little as $5 over the course of a year, you could have an extra $1800 in your pocket at the end of the year. Not all of these tips may apply to you, so to keep it fair, not all of them will apply to me.

What’s my clean little secret? I dilute my soap and my cleaning alcohol. Once the soap pump gets about half empty, I fill it at least half again with water. It doesn’t diminish my cleaning power, and it makes the soap last longer.

I do the same thing with alcohol. I use a 60/40 alcohol water cleaning solution to sanitize my bathroom. Experts say that you need a minimum of 60% alcohol in hand sanitizer for it to kill germs and bacteria, so that’s the baseline I use.

Same cleaning power, cutting costs by 40%.

365 Days of Saving Money: $925 Annually (Running Total)

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