Money Saving Monday "Moneyday"

20 Sep

Welcome to the new Life in Mommyland!

I found out about this one on Channel 6’s Saving with 6. $5 halloween costumes! Check out Monday through Friday from now until halloween for a different deal everyday. At 10am (EST) they will post the deals of the day for costumes and accessories. Quantities will be limited so be sure to shop early in the day.

Going green is cool, now you can save money on cleaning products by going green and making your own. By using a few super inexpensive items you probably already have in your house you can save a ton of money and help Mother Nature out in the process. For a super simple all purpose cleaner, you’ll need a clean spray bottle, white vinegar and some water. Mix 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water in the spray bottle and, you’re ready to clean. Another great, green cleaning product you might have in your pantry is baking soda. I use it to get the burnt on residue off my glass cooktop. Simply wet the surface, sprinkle with baking soda and scrub. Baking soda is also great for stainless appliances, sinks and bathroom surfaces.
My final money saving tip for this “Moneyday” was inspired by potty training Cameron. Living in an older house, our toilets are less than efficient. By adding a brick to the tank, the toilet uses less water, thus cutting down our water bill. Don’t want to use a brick? You can also buy either a fill cycle diverter or a tank bank for just a few dollars. The tank bank uses the same water displacement theory as the brick to work. I’ve also heard of filling a plastic bottle, such as a milk bottle with sand and water. With any of these methods, make sure you test your toilet to make sure it has enough water to flush properly. Water savings are about 1-2 gallons per flush, and with a potty training 3 year old, those savings can really add up.
Have your own green or money saving ideas? Send them to and I’ll include them in next week’s “Moneyday” blog.

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