Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Super Simple Tips That Don't Cost a Penny!

Don't you just love quick and easy solutions?
This one is so fun!

Grab a ketchup bottle before it hits the recycling.
Clean it, maybe have your kids decorate it.
Keep it in the pantry till you need it.

How do get the pancake batter *into* the bottle?
Well, I'll tell you how I do it. I use a 29 cent oil funnel from the hardware aisle of the grocery store.

Now, I'm not telling YOU to do that.
I mean, it's not like that's food-grade plastic or anything.

But, I haven't died... yet.

(Obviously, I have only use it for food - not oil changes. Funnels are perfect for adding powdered drink mixes to left-over 2 liter bottles, too. Just in case your pitcher and its unsecured lid tends to hit the dirt so-to-speak making a red drink kid pool on the kitchen floor. 2 liter bottles are kid friendly.)

Oh, and ketchup bottles are not only free...
but they are great for little hands, too!

Here's another handy tip I use.
We've all seen these manicure sets which go for anywhere from $8-25.

Well, I have lots of tweezers and clippers around...and I certainly have lots of no longer used cases from glasses long gone. Snap! There's your travel manicure set for your purse or travel bag.

Gosh, I love saving money!
What are your easy-breezy tips?
Tell us in the comments below!

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Becki's Whole Life said...

These are great tips - I do actually have some extra eyeglass cases laying around - I never thought to repurpose them! They would also make a great mini jewelery case for traveling.

I reuse the foaming hand soap bottles - just refill with about a tablespoon or so of regular hand soap and fill up the rest with warm like a charm! If you buy one regular soap at Bath and Body and one foaming dispenser you can still get the same that one!

Katie said...

That ketchup bottle idea is so cool!

Heather said...

I love the ketchup bottle trick. I wonder if a clean ketchup bottle would work for honey. I hate how small the holes are in the honey jars. One of my favorite tips is when making muffins or cupcakes use a large ice cream scoop to scoop out the batter and add it to the muffin tins. This was the muffins are all the same size and no messy drips.

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