i like to splurge on things. clothes. nice meals. name-brand cereal. you name it. in order for me to be able to conduct my guilt-free shopping sprees, i am required to cut back in other areas. one of those areas is soap. just like five year olds across the globe, i get a little thrill from washing my hands with foam soap. i'm convinced there's no other way.
it's an essential in our home. however, each bottle costs approximately $2.99. sure, that may not sound like a lot. but let's say i use two bottles a month (one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom) (... i love washing my hands, okay? don't judge) . that's $5.98 per month. multiply that by 12, and we're spending almost $75 a year in soap! stupid! i could put that $75 toward things that are a lot more fun than soap! 30 soft pretzels at the mall. a really nice new coat from nordstrom. 9 cafe rio salads. 3 weeks worth of gas. 15+ cups of yogurt at yogurtland. 3 trips to the nail salon. see what i mean? why use $75 toward such a trivial thing as soap when it could be funding my happiness or my hunger issues! luckily, i found a trick! i no longer need to buy soap each month, and i can keep experiencing the finer things in life... like soft pretzels.
here's all you need to do to become a money-redirecting machine like i am:
1. acquire empty foam soap bottle.
2. remove lid and squirt in some dish soap (just for like two seconds).
3. fill the rest of the bottle with water.
4. shake bottle while jumping for joy.
5. kiss that bottle goodbye on your way out to cafe rio, nordstrom, or wherever your heart desires!
i'll probably never buy a new bottle of soap for as long as i live.