Everyone loves saving money. It’s not the easiest thing to do, we get it. But when you take a quick inventory of how much you spend, what is essential versus unnecessary?
Small changes can make a big difference. Constantly buying makeup wipes? Not anymore. What about paper towels? Next. Get ready for some products that’ll do the saving for you. You’re welcome.
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Replace it with Havly. These towels are built to last. They feature a loop for easy hanging (and drying), and are made from sustainably-sourced Aegean cotton. So they’re v absorbent. And only get softer with each wash. Cozy post-shower nap, here you come. ($44, Havly)
Upgrade to Billie. And get a smooth, close shave every time. In the starter kit you’ll get the handle, two razor cartridges, and a magnetic holder. You’ll also get refill blades when you need them. All without the pink tax. Hi, silky skin and savings.* (Just $9 + free shipping, Billie)
Choose the Always Pan. Because it’s also eight-in-one. Aka, it can fry, saute, and steam. Plus it features a spatula with a built-in spoon rest. It can also moonlight as a skillet and saucepan. And it’s non-stick. It’ll be your new BFF. ($145, Our Place)
Use a reusable cloth. A gentle cloth that works on sensitive skin to remove every bit of foundation, concealer, eye shadow, and mascara. The trick? Just add water. And once the cloth is used, you can toss it in the washing machine. Magic. ($19, Amazon)
Try a new container. These containers regulate oxygen and carbon dioxide flow, so they keep your produce from spoiling. That’s right. Lettuce won’t wilt. Blueberries won’t mush. Plus, the built-in filter never needs to be replaced. ($16.99/set of 2, Target)
Turn to dryer balls. That’ll soften your laundry. And save time and energy by cutting down on drying time by an average of 25% per load. BTW, they also help reduce static and wrinkles. You can even add your favorite essential oil to the wool balls since they’re unscented. Gimme, gimme more. ($20/set of 3, Celsious)
Invest in Quip. You can choose a one-time purchase or a subscription. In the starter kit you get one electric toothbrush, a case, a large mint toothpaste, and one refillable floss. If you opt for refills, you’ll get fresh brush heads, floss, and toothpaste shipped to your door every three months. Flash those pearly whites. ($55+, Quip)
Reduce your waste. And save some money. These reusable paper towels will get the job done and won’t fall apart all over your counters. Each individual sheet lasts for one week. Once used, it can be composted. Carbon footprint = reduced. ($32/set of 3, Food52)
Nix the tampons. Instead slip into a pair of bikini-cut underwear that’ll do the work for you. You won’t have to worry about leaks. Just full-day protection. To clean, just pop them into the washing machine. Sigh of relief sold separately. ($69.99/set of 4, Ruby)
Stick to what works. Why hoard products when you only need one? This vitamin C and vitamin E serum work together to brighten skin, rid of rough texture, smooth fine lines, and clear dark spots. Time to clear out all the bottles you never use. ($36, Hyper Skin)
Stop buying new ingredients. When wet, this gadget maintains moisture in brown sugar for three to six months. So you can use the bag in your pantry. It even works on baked goods, cakes, marshmallows, and dried fruit. And if used dry, it can keep crackers, pretzels and chips crispy. Impressive. ($4.55+, Amazon)
Use the drain snake. It’ll maneuver its way down the pipe, grooved edges picking up hair, food, and other garbage along the way. Just don’t look at what you pull out. It may cause instant nausea. Apologies in advance. ($6.99+, Amazon)
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