Saving Money in The Bathroom

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Here are some easy tips to help you save money in the bathroom!

Put bar soap on a sponge to keep “goo” from getting all over.

Spray or sprinkle cleanser on your rag before cleaning. This reduces rinsing time and doesn’t waste cleanser.

Cover half of the holes on top of the can of cleaners like powdered Comet. Usually way more powder comes out than you need, so just cover the holes with a little piece of tape and reduce how much comes out.

Use toilet paper cores to store scrunchies.

Store barrettes on a ribbon hanging on the back of the door or inside the cabinet.

Keep cleaning supplies and rags in the bathroom. This way you will save time by not having to go to the kitchen to get them.

Use a colander or small plastic basket to store bath toys. It drains great and you can just lift it out in one motion when mom wants to take a bath.

Use a damp lint free rag to wipe down the mirror. There’s no need to buy or make window cleaner.

Teach your kids how to properly fold toilet paper when they use it to keep them from using too much. This could be your biggest savings of all.


Photo By: Amber Ingram


  1. Anonymous says

    I made homemade body wash…I shredded a bar of soap and added 2 cups of water, microwaved for 10 minutes..poured into old bodywash bottle and it works great! It’s a little runnier than the real stuff..but a bar of soap is sooo much cheaper. I got this idea from my cousin. I hope i’m not copying anyone elses idea.

  2. Jen Blow says

    I’m often given bath soap at holidays or birthdays. Sometimes I don’t like the scent that much. However, I save it, and use a soap dispenser, fill it 1/2 with water, then add the free soap.

    • Melody says

      I haven’t bought hand soap for the bathroom in so long I don’t remember! Like a few other commentors I recycle gifts of soaps, shampoos etc…and use them for hand soap…First thing I like is there is no triclosan in them and they are free :) I have been reusing the same bath and body foaming pumps forever…Add warm water first 3/4 of the way then slowly add 1/4 of your soap…Cap and swish back and forth a bit…Makes lovely foaming soap! I also change my hand towel in the bathroom daily…So like your tip abover every morning I will dampen the used one a bit and wipe down the mirrors and counter quickly!

  3. frugle ruth says

    I reuse the hand pump soap by puttig about 1/4 inch of shampoo in the bottle, and adding water to fill it allmost up. then i shake it up. ta da its very runny but cleans just great.

  4. says

    I also use toilet paper roll tubes & paper towel empty tubes to “stuff” w/ lint used from the dryer screen and dryer towels from the dryer as ‘firestarters’ in our wood stove thru the winter.

    love your website and helpful hints!!

  5. Grizzly Bear Mom says

    In USAF basic training they taught us to wash with shampoo because it didn’t gunk up the tiles like soap did.

  6. Bea says

    The sponge for the soap works great. I wish I knew this years ago. That jelled soap was driving me nuts, and the toilet paper roll for scrunchies is great too. Needed both of these ideas.

  7. Rosie says

    Paper tubes can also be used to organize cords such as those from tv’s or entertainment systems. Just roll the cord around the tube and your done. To prevent the cord from unraveling, I cut a small slit into each end and just simple tuck the cord in. Kinda like a spool of thread.

  8. Maggie says

    I also use the toilet paper rolls for storing extra extension cords inside – then just label the length on the outside of the roll.
    I use the rolls from alum foil or waxed paper (because they are thicker and sturdier) to hold cross-stitch projects. Roll them around and then use a scruncy to hold them on (if you need to). Most of the time, just rolling it up is enough. Be careful if there is any tacky glue left on the roll before you use it. Also, you can use the rolls for cloth waiting for a project. Takes up much less space when storing and you can see the colors without having to paw through them. Keeps them cleaner.

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