Quick Tip Tuesday – Tip #4

For the month of June, I’ve been sharing quick tips!  The posts are quick to read and the tips are quick to implement.

I personally use all of the quick tips and have saved a lot of money by doing them!

Today’s tip for saving money is making your own detergent.

I have shared this before through a longer post but I can’t emphasize enough how happy I am with this recipe that I’m using.  The key to the success for me has been to let the bar of soap dry out for about a week (this requires some planning ahead).  It grates into a very fine powder if you do that and will dissolve easily in the wash.

You might think that this is time consuming but I can make a batch in about 20 minutes now.

It is so simple to make, cleans well, is cheap, and is better for the environment.

If you make your own detergent and have tips to share, please leave a comment!  I love learning from others!




Quick Tip Tuesday – Tip # 3

On Tuesdays in June, I’m sharing quick posts about quick tips for saving money.  If you missed the first two weeks they are here and here.

I’m passionate about saving money on little things so that I can spend on things that I love.  For this week,  I’m sharing a tip that I just discovered myself (after 19 years in the classroom…I’m obviously behind).

Most hotels have an educator discount if you ask for it!  It is not advertised but I have asked three separate hotel chains when making reservations and each one did!

In April, this saved me $25 off of a one night stay!  That’s not a bad return for a asking a simple question…..first step of the scientific method. 😉

So if you’re in the field of education, make sure to ask for the discount as you’re making your next reservation.  You shouldn’t even have to use your teacher voice.

Happy Saving!  And big thanks for the job that you do!

sci method


Quick Tip Tuesday – Tip #2

On Tuesdays in June, I’ll be sharing a quick tip that I use to save money.  I’ll keep it short and sweet.

The tips will only take a few minutes (sometimes less) to implement and have saved me money over and over.  You can read tip #1 here. 

You already know that when I’m shopping online that I use Ebates.

Before checking out in an online store, I also search the store through retailmenot.com


Retailmenot is a site that keeps up to date coupon codes for retailers.  You just type in the store that you’re shopping and if coupons are available, they will pop up.  You can then use the code in your online shopping checkout process for  your store.

I usually am able to find coupon codes for free shipping and/or a % off the total.

It only takes a second and it can save me money!

Try it the next time that you shop and see if you can keep some of your hard earned moolah!

Retail Me Not