#SaverSeries – How we cut costs

How we cu costs and benefited

I hear it all the time , I’ve seen it on social media.The majority of society today struggles financially from month to month. I’m revisiting my #SaverSeries – How we cut costs.Our lives gets complacent , we relax , we slip and our finances take the knock and we find ourselves going round in circles financially and our lives and families get affected.

A few years ago I really set out on a mission to get us back on track financially it was mentally and physical exhausting to police our finances.

I was sitting this morning having breakfast and I switched on the tv and the Netflix and it got me thinking once again about how we have saved so much since un-subscribing from our local satellite channels (DSTV) and I thought it a great time to revisit our saving strategies seeing as May is the month we made the move to Netflix.To date doing a quick lets-not-get-to-mathematical sum I’m sure we have saved close to mmm lets see…..R 24 000.00 holy smokes.

Here is the blog post I did back then …. #SaversSeries

Savings like these have helped us so much each and every year.As our responsibilities have also increased with school fees , scary medical aid fees and everything else that comes with family life.(Let me not get started on how in the last two months since the 15% implementation our grocery bill has gone up by 50%).

I’m always on the look out for ways to save and cut costs.What have you done lately to save?Let me and everyone else know because we can always use a little help.

Happy Saving

I’ll be posting a few other posts on ways I try to save.

FYI: It shocks me every-time we go visit family and watch TV that the same episodes and movies a still showing,there has been an improvement but definitely note one that would have be rushing back to get subscribed once again.Happy with my Netflix !

 

Homemade Shower Cleaner

Homemade Shower Cleaner

This has to be my most favourite homemade cleaner I have made to date.Once I tried the homemade shower cleaner  I knew I’d found “the one”.

Its fantastic.We have clear shower doors and chrome fittings and every product I tried would either leave it streaky or smelt like it was about to melt your nostril hairs it was so strong.

This is inexpensive and it works.I now keep a sponge soap dispenser in the shower so after we shower we clean the inside of the shower door  and chrome accessories and every 3rd day I clean the outside of the shower door.Now it sparkles I can see inside and out perfectly and it just makes me smile.

What you going to need
  • White Spirit Vinegar
  • Dishwashing Liquid – I absolutely love this one (see photo from @woolworths, its cheaper than the popular brand every household uses and frankly i can stand the smell.
  • Spray bottle / Sponge soap Dispenser

homemade shower cleaner

What you need to do
  1. Heat up 250mls of vinegar in the microwave for one minute
  2. Pour it into the spray bottle
  3. Then pour in 250mls of dishwashing liquard
  4. Give it a good shake and thats it!!
  5. Use when needed

As you can see the ratios to vinegar and dishwashing liquid are = parts so it doesn’t have to be 250mls of each as you might have a bigger or smaller bottle than I have.

Homemade shower cleaner

If you do make this homemade shower cleaner I’d love to hear from you.Do you absolutely love it as much as I do?

 

Happy Cleaning