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10 Ways to Make Things Around Your Home Last Longer

Written by Grace & Silas
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Let’s be real for a minute, shall we?  We’ve all been guilty at times of spending too much on stuff around the house.  And not only we’re spending money but we’re spending time too. Time to go out and get new stuff and time to get the money to get that new stuff.  However, by taking care of things you’ve already got (and spent money on) you can delay the need to replace them!

That’s why I found awesome and easy ways to make your things last longer. These are all from amazing bloggers who really know how to extend your household stuff life, so feel free to check links for more ideas.  Let me know what you think.

Cut Your Toothpaste in Half

Found from One Good Thing by Jillee

This easy trick will get you most of the left toothpaste in the tube.  And the good thing is that this also works on your makeup, hair gel, sunscreen, or anything with a tube that can be cut!  Savings all around!

Launder Your Delicates in Mesh Bags

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Washing your delicates in a washing machine can be risky. But with the use of mesh bags, it can come out nice and damage free.

Put Your Dish Soap in an Olive Oil Bottle

Found from One Good Thing by Jillee

Oil bottles are perfect for dishwashing liquids to have a slower flow so you’ll save more soap while cleaning dishes. It also looks stylish and can add personality to your kitchen.

Sponge Soap Holder

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

I really love this sponge soap holder.  It’s a great way to minimize waste to make the bar last longer.

Extend Each Flower’s Life

Found from Popsugar

Keep your fresh cut flowers looking great by adding lemon-lime soda to your water vase.

Cut Your Sponges in Half

Found from One Good Thing by Jillee

Halved sponges are just as durable and effective as the whole sponge.  You can use one-half for cleaning pans and another half waiting for you under the sink. You can also do this with your magic eraser.

Preserve Your Wreath

Found from One Crazy House

If you purchase fresh wreaths from the store, you may notice that it looks a little rough after a week. To keep fresh and lovely, spray it with hairspray to seal in the moisture.

Make Your Dryer Last Longer

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Replacing your clothes dryer might be the last thing you’re thinking about at the moment.  But you might want to consider this lint cleaner to make sure that it’s working properly and not turning into a big fire hazard. 

Fix Faded Patio Furniture with Car Wax

Found from Hip 2 Save

Make your outdoor furniture look shiny and new again, with the use of car wax.  Apply a thin layer of wax and gently wipe it off for an instant brand new look.


One of the best ways to save money on stuff around the house is to keep it functional as long as possible. Luckily there are always plenty of awesome and easy ways to make your things last longer so you save more time and money.  

Don’t forget!  If you have any other tips to add to this list, add them in the comments below!  I’d love to hear from you!

 

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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