Hiya. I'm always looking for ways to save a few more pennies on everyday items, so I have enough dosh for the treats I like. Here are a few things I do. Anything that can be diluted to stretch it a little further.
Does this look like a bottle of Mr Muscle bathroom cleaner? Well it was once, a long time ago. Now it contains diluted wash up liquid. I have an old wash up brush in my bathroom, a quick squirt round the basin with this and a scrub with the brush leaves it sparkly clean. I use this on a cloth to wipe the bath out and around the toilet. The toilet bowl gets scrubbed with a ting squirt of bleach with the loo brush. There is absolutely no need to buy any fancy bathroom cleaners.
When I am about a quarter of the way into the soya milk, I top it up with water. I like my Nescafe, but sometimes I buy a cheaper brand and mix the two together. Can hardly tell the difference.
There are lots of things that can be diluted, or a cheaper version added, to stretch them a bit further. I buy the cheapest bran flakes at 88p, they taste fine. If you have someone in the house who won't touch anything less than the big K, try mixing the cheaper one in the box when they aren't looking. Drop a brand but don't tell anyone. Same with anything. Save the empty branded bottles and add the cheaper version. You could stretch your wine a bit further by adding soda water or lemonade. There must be lots more ways of spinning things out. Send me some more ideas please, I like to save more money for my treats.
I invented a new pudding last night, I was a bit peckish about half past eight. I sometimes have half a tin of rice pudding (7.5p) at that time, something milky before bed time. Then I remembered I have three malt loaves bought from the cash and carry, (3 for £1), so I cut a couple of slices, then cut them into cubes and added them to the mug and zap in the microwave. It was bloomin lovely. I had the same again for my elevenses this morning. You could crumble biscuits into rice pudding, I sometimes add ground almonds.