Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Rule of Half

Long time, no hear. Sorry to all of you out there that have been waiting for a post. I'm in the middle of a hermit phase. This happens everytime I move. I get almost everything done around the house that needs to be done after a move, then I turn into a hermit because I have no friends and I'm bored. I'll try to do better.

So, to try and get myself out of said "hermit phase", I decided to post a Works for Me Wednesday idea. Enjoy :-)

A while back I was cruising around on some fugal pages and found "The Rule of Half". It goes like this. Use half of the normal amount of something. Anything. Dishwasher detergent, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, etc. If you can divide it up, then do it! I found that my dishes were getting just as clean as before. I'm sure it is partially due to the unreal amount of heat that the water heater is set at (which, at our former residence, was not controlled by us). I use this rule in the shower by watering down all the soaps and shampoos. This works well since the kids use too much anyway.

Check out Rocks in My Dryer for more useful tips!


autumnesf said...

I do the hermit thing every time DH is sent off TDY or deployed. I even did a post on it once too. I'm trying to break the habit but I just don't feel like company after being forced into the single parent category AGAIN!

Welcome back from the quiet side!

Fuschia said...

I like this idea! We are always trying to save money...using less is one way, for sure. Hubby tells me to put water in the "empty" soap bottles to get "all the good out", so next time I'll just water it down to begin with...he'll be so proud ;)

Faerylandmom said...

You're a genius. But of course, you already know that. :-)