Five Easy Money-Saving Tips; Summer Edition

My Mom told and taught me to be thrifty. And what she wants me to do is not only save money, like having a piggy bank literally, but to manifest frugality. And I'd like to share you guys some of the easy money-saving tips I've learned from her. :)

The first three (3) steps is called UTILIZATION. Why? Because free resources should be utilized.

Step 1: If you love eating out with family, friends or loved ones, don't forget to bring at home some of the unused free napkins, chopsticks, even tomato sauce in packs, chili powders, whatever the restaurant has to offer for free. :) In some instances, you can use those instead of leaving them where you have eaten, they'll just throw them away. What a waste!


Step 2: For those who love to travel, don't leave free stuffs from the hotel you slept in. Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, bath foam, toothbrush, and other bathroom amenities are fair game, since they can't be reused for the next guest. Yap! I've worked in a hotel as a room attendant before and what we did with those unused were throw them away, or sometimes, used them for personal hygiene, just inside the hotel premises. Staffs aren't allowed to take them out. So if you'll be hanging out overnight, isn't this cute little bottles perfect to fit your travel organizer than those huge shampoos and conditioners? ^_^


Step 3: Paper bags from your shopping spree can be used several times as long as it stay dry and not crumpled.


The second part is called DILUTION. Why? Because anything in a little amount, if diluted can expand its value.

Step 4: If you're running out of juice for lunch, add water and sugar to the remaining, then shake until well blended, as shown in the photo below. Yum for kiwi juice! :) Serve chilled. Believe me, the flavor is still there. :P


Step 5: Your month old nail polish must run dry if not used, or as it decreases. Don't throw them away yet. Pick what color you'll be using, check its consistency, add nail polish remover (amount will depend on the consistency), shake and shake and shake, then apply to your nails. Perhaps it will not last like the original content of the bottle but still can do its job well.


So that's it! I hope this post helped you not only to conserve your money but our environment as well. If you have other tips to share, just leave a comment below and I'll try to blog them next time for my other editions. Enjoy your summer guys! :)

23 comments:

  1. I always steal hotel soaps ^^"

    Yours
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    1. it's actually not stealing :P you paid for it so it's yours! :)

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  2. my mom also taught me to do number 1 until number 3 ;D hehehe.
    for tips number 5 : nicee infoo. i definitely will do that things.
    for me, i always reuse some biscuit tins to keep my stationery neatly.
    btw, i like your new layout ♥

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    1. aw thanks! will definitely include that tip next time! :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing these useful tips! ^^

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  4. Thanks for these wonderful tips on saving money Myx :))

    Yung tissue sa fast food, di ko talaga sinasayang yan hahaha. Madami pwede pag gamitan yan like pam punas sa monitor ng pc or sa dust sa shoes mo.

    Yung mga paper bags din ng mga department stores, nire-recycle ko din yan. Pwedeng pag lagyan ng clothes or packed lunch.

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  5. You're such as clever girl. I am familiar with numbers 1 to 4 but what I found most helpful is no 5. I can use this today. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. great helpful tips! would definitely try this ^_^

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  7. cool tips from you! and btw, tried your step 3 several times! haha! :)

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  8. Great tips! I totally take tissues form restaurants and toiletries from hotels! I use nail polish solvent to thin out old and sticky polishes :D

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  9. gawain ko yung steps 1-4 eh haha. yung 5 natry ko na kaso eh di ko matyaga XD haha! galeng! more tips!

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  10. it's good to know that you guys do these things at a young age, when i was young i did not care about saving at all, though i have been doing step # 1, just because para hindi ako lugi sa bayad ko, hehehe! nice post :)

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    1. thanks Ate Claire :) Mom always nag about being thrifty and the like :P

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  11. LOL I'm kind of guilty of doing steps 1 to 3 :)) These are really cool tips sis, hope to read more of it soon! :)

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  12. feel na feel ko yung sa paper bag.. very true :)

    hehehe

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  13. pwede din ang nail polish solution dear para di madali matuyo ulit yung nail polish instead of nail polish remover =)

    im a new follower =)

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  14. i've been always applied those tips u've mentioned above for ages. haha. except for the nail polish. i never use one. nice entry btw.

    and sorry, i haven't complete the doodle of ur name. T_T i'm here to apologize.

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  15. Super kulit! But hey, great tips huh! :) The last one, might give it a try ;)

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  16. I do those things too! hahahaha! except the nail polish part. i didn't know about that ahahaha! i'll try that soon. great tips, btw! :D

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  17. i like this post, sooo frugal. And, I find myself smiling while reading #1, we're alike.

    Mira
    http://redgiantstarr.blogspot.com/

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