Category: Frugal Living Tips

TMR Frugal Living Tip #21: Use Sugar to Exfoliate Hands!

 

Today’s thrifty tip is to use sugar to exfoliate hands! Yep plain white sugar works great and is very inexpensive.

You will be amazed at how soft your hands will feel afterwards. I use this hand treatment once a week.

First I squeeze out a small amount of hand lotion (Vaseline Intensive Care works great) into one hand. Then I add a small amount of white sugar.

Next rub your hands together as if you are washing your hands. Do not get them wet at this point! The sugar has to really work into your skin first. I rub my hands for about 2-3 minutes.

Finally rinse your hands under warm water and pat dry with a soft towel.

Many companies are now making similar products at a not so affordable price. I will stick to using plain white sugar to exfoliate hands.

I get lots of compliments on how nice and soft my hands look and feel. My husband also uses this treatment as his hands get rough from his job. He has a very physically demanding job.

NOTE: Please do not use this method on your face. Your body and even feet would be fine. Your face is too sensitive.

Have you used this amazing beauty tip yet?

TMR Frugal Living Tip #20

Today’s thrifty tip is turn your bottles upside down to squeeze out the last remains. I do this with all my bottles of shampoo, conditioner, dish liquid, and such. I also will add a little water and shake well to use it all. You would be surprised at how much more you can get from a bottle. I usually get at least 2-3 more uses this way.

TMR Frugal Living Tip #19

Today’s thrifty tip is to use hair conditioner instead of shaving cream. Personally I don’t like doing this, but I will if I’m in a pinch. I really prefer to use shaving cream. I never pay more than $1 a can. I usually get them free or for 50 cents after sale and coupon. I also don’t use hair conditioner. I mainly buy the shampoo that already has it or is a very thick one like the L’Oreal Vive.

TMR Frugal Living Tip #17

Today’s thrifty tip is to clean a microwave using vinegar. I pour half water and vinegar in a bowl which I then put inside the microwave. Turn it on long enough to bring to a boil. I usually do 2-3 minutes. It depends on how high and your microwave. The steam loosens food particles and deordorizes. This will be hot so be careful and just wipe clean. I do use the same mixture in the bowl. Then I pour the rest down the drain with the baking soda method I posted before.

Buying for Charity

I know I’ve posted before about how I give away some of the great deals I find to charity. But I came across a great blog called Coupon Cravings. She had this great giveaway about how much could you buy at CVS for just $5 for charity. I wanted to post about it earlier, but I was kinda busy so it ended before I could.

I think this is an awesome idea so it inspired me today. I already had plans to get the Pert Plus shampoo and Sure deodorant that is B1G1F this week. I bought 18 bottles of Pert Plus and 6 Sure and my grand total was a -.63! I had to buy a candy to get my total over 0, and it was a whopping 20 cents! I have NEVER done that well before. I normally have a $1 or right around a dollar total or higher. I was psyched! I promise I didn’t clear the shelves and left plenty for other shoppers so please no nasty comments. This was $85 worth of items before sale prices for FREE! I didn’t post this to brag, but to show that a lot of good can be done getting these great deals. If I gave the shelter $20 then that money wouldn’t go very far. Instead I can take that same $20 and buy $100 or more of items to give to them.

TMR Frugal Living Tip #16

Today’s thrifty tip is if you get sugar ants then spray a mixture of vinegar and water. You mix half vinegar and half water in a spray bottle and shake. Then just clean the surface as you normally would and just spray the infested area. Don’t wipe it but let it dry on it’s own. It takes a day or two but it works for me.