A Simple Way to Save a Little Money in the Kitchen

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I'm a big believer in the idea that even small steps and changes can add up to a big savings over time and this idea is just that.

While kitchen sponges probably aren't a huge budget-buster, they still represent a household expense, especially if you change them out on a regular basis to keep germs at bay.  I can't say how much money this trick will save you a year (because it depends on your sponge use), but I can say that whatever you're used to spending will be cut by 75%!

 Start with a full-sized sponge: 

Then cut it in half:

And then cut those halves in half:

VoilĂ !  Four times the sponges!

Now, you might be wondering why I'd suggest that you use such a petite sponge, but let me tell you, once you get used to the smaller size, I bet you'll like it better.  Most likely, you really don't end up using all the areas on a sponge anyway and the smaller size means it's easier to get the nooks and crannies of your dishes clean.

Want to save even more money in the kitchen?  Make your own dish soap and dishwasher detergent and you'll start to see those saved dollars really add up!

What do you think of this idea?  Do you feel small steps like this add up to big savings when looking at the big picture?  I'd love to hear - leave a comment or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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