Thought Provoking Thursday.
Thought Provoking Thursday's goal it to offer a new-ish perspective to saving on necessary items aside from our grocery and household needs. Each week I will bring an idea to the table to share how I personally tackle areas of my own family's spending. I am hopeful that my faithful readers will feel the freedom to offer more advice through comments below each post.
Today's provoking thought is trendy inexpensive dish soap.
When Direct Foam was first introduced, it was on sale everywhere for $2.50/bottle and there were plenty of $1.50 coupons that allowed me to stock up on this product, and I was happy to spend $1 per pump. But now the $1.50 coupons are scarce and I haven't seen a 'good enough' sale to restock my shelves. Bummer, like I said, this is my dish soap of choice!
So I decided to pick up a small bottle of traditional Dawn dish soap to see if I could recreate the same soapy goodness for a fraction on the price. Couldn't I just water down the full strength soap and have it foam through my now empty pump?
So I gave it a shot! I poured about 1/3 of a small bottles dish soap into my Direct Foam bottle and then I slowly added enough warm water to the fill line. I gently swirled the dish soap and the water together with a knife, and viola!
My concoction was just as effective in cleaning our dishes as the pricier 'straight from the store' variety! I spent $.75 for my small bottle of dawn dish soap after a Walgreen's sale and a coupon, so each refilling of my dish soap costs me $.25... and that is FAR less expensive than $3.89/bottle!
I'm thinking about trying this with a hand soap pump next. I'll keep you posted!