Did you know you can freshen up wilted lettuce by soaking it in cold water for 20 minutes? This is just one example of a simple everyday "hack" that can make your life easier, and save you money. Here are a few more that will help keep your budget in check.
When it comes to laundry, you can skip the overpriced dryer sheets. Instead, take a piece of aluminum foil and crumple it into a ball that's about 2-3 inches in diameter. Then place it in the dryer for a frugal way to eliminate static. The best part is that it can be reused over and over for up to six months.
If you like the fresh scent that dryer sheets provide, try using essential oils, like lavender. Just put a few drops on a washcloth and then toss it in the dryer with your clothes.
Flowers are a great way to brighten up a room, but they're an eyesore when they start wilting. To keep them fresh for longer, make your own preservation solution. Just mix 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 2 tablespoons of sugar into 1 quart of warm water to make your bouquets last. Flower preservatives can cost around $15 a bottle, so the solution will help preserve your budget, too.
When it comes to your everyday activities, try these quick and easy life hacks to save yourself money. Over time, the dollars and cents will really add up.