If your bank balance is low, it is time to stop buying unnecessary items. Though the beauty budget may be under attack, there is no need to stop using makeup and other toiletries. You just need to become a smarter shopper. Here are easy ways to save money on toiletries while continuing to look and feel fabulous.
Even if your budget is not tight, these techniques will prevent unnecessary spending, freeing up money for things that are more essential.
Instead of being fickle with toiletries like makeup, use them up before purchasing anything new. Samples from the dentist or skincare companies should be used before making a trip to the store. Search shelves in the bathroom cabinets to find other toiletries that have been lurking there for a while.
When the supply is exhausted, purchase less expensive replacements. Just because a product carries a name brand label does not mean it is any better than a less costly version.
Be Diligent When Shopping
Purchasing shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, and other toiletries in the largest sizes available or in bulk may save money. Check the per-unit price when reviewing sizes and select the size that is least expensive. Unless it is an emergency, wait until an item goes on sale. Combine sales savings with coupons that further reduce the price. Stock up on these great buys and look for online discounts via email, company websites, and social media networks.
Come up with a plan for household members to share toiletries like shampoo. The family can review different brands and agree on one or let each family member take a turn at selecting a new bottle. This not only saves money, it also reduces the amount of space needed to store the item. The shower will not be cluttered with shampoo bottles that can fall and cause a hazard while bathing.
Samples may be small but they are also free. Take the toiletries offered by hotels, pick up samples at store makeup counters, and get some when attending public events that feature vendor booths. This saves money and allows you to try new products before making a purchase. Why waste money on a new lotion if it does not moisturize the skin? Try a sample of it to determine whether it really works before spending any hard-earned money.
Industrious individuals can make their own toiletries from inexpensive ingredients sold in drug stores or supermarkets. Recipes are available online for making everything from shampoo to laundry detergent. Rather than purchasing speciality products like dandruff shampoo, make a dandruff treatment at home from apple cider vinegar or malt vinegar. Instead of purchasing toothpaste at the store, brush teeth with baking soda.
Conserve the toiletries that you do buy, using only as much as necessary. Cutting back on the amount of toothpaste, shampoo, and laundry detergent per use can save money. Mop up spills with a reusable towel rather than a disposable paper towel.
Being creative and flexible can save a lot of money on toiletries and keep the household budget in a healthy state.