Sticking to a budget can often mean you cut back on things you love – but these smart money-saving hacks prove that that doesn't always have to be the case.
From reusing expensive candles to making optimum use of your nail polish, these tips ensure that your luxury household items do that little bit extra.
Facebook account in the US. Blossom shared eight of the best hacks to get the most out of your favorite products.
Scroll below to reveal the surprising ways you can make your regular household items last longer.
Reuse your candles
Do you want to get the most out of your candle? Use hot water to melt the remaining wax so that you can separate it from the pot and use it again with a new wick.
The trick ensures that the wax melts and comes away from the glass wall of the pot, making it easier to collect.
You can even put a hole through the wax and place it on another candle.
Do you want to get the most out of your candle? Use hot water to melt the wax so that you can separate it from the pot and use it again with a new wick or add it to another candle
Make-up lasts longer
Everything from your favorite make-up powder? Do not be afraid. As long as you have a cent in the area, you can get the very last leftovers of the product.
If you don't want any of the makeup to be lost, simply open the plastic lid of the container using the penny to reach underneath.
There you will probably find a collection of powder that had previously fallen through the edges.
If you do not want your makeup to be lost, simply open the plastic lid of the container with a cent to reach underneath. There you will probably find a collection of escaped powder
Get more out of your disinfecting wipes
When we no longer have any disinfectant wipes, we usually simply throw the container away, without realizing that often unused cleaner liquid remains on the bottom.
But if you want to save some money, use the product by placing a roll of kitchen paper in the bath instead.
The paper absorbs the liquid and becomes a cheap version of cleaning wipes.
If unused cleaning fluid remains in our disinfectant wipes, we can add a roll of kitchen paper to vacuum the latter
Turn jam into vinaigrette
Why don't you make a vinaigrette with your last bit of jam?
Fill half of your jam jar with olive oil and vinegar before screwing the lid back on and shaking the ingredients around to make a sweet and sour mixture.
Then you are all set to pour the homemade vinaigrette onto a delicious salad.
Fill half of your jam jar with olive oil and vinegar before screwing the lid back on and shaking the ingredients to make a vinaigrette
After a long shake, you are finally ready to serve the homemade vinaigrette on a delicious salad
Stretch your deodorant
It can lead to a lot of panic if you realize that you have already used the last of your deodorant.
But don't be afraid, because with this simple hack you can save the last bits of your rolling deodorant in an emergency.
If it is in a plastic container, simply take it apart and heat the bottom of your product with a hair dryer to release any residual residue from any edges.
Then put it back together and tilt it upside down and let it dry so that the product returns to the top of your roll and you can take something more out of it.
Heat the bottom of your deodorant with a hair dryer to release any remaining product from any edges before you pour it to the top and let it dry
Make your own mesh sponge
Instead of throwing away a net that often holds your oranges together, you use it to make a sponge for washing up.
Cut open the object so that you can lay it flat on a surface before rolling it into a tube. Then fold it in half and tie a string in the middle.
The abrasive material is great for getting dirt off your dishes!
Instead of throwing away a mesh, you use it to make a washing sponge. Cut open the object so that you can lay it flat on a surface before rolling it into a tube. Then fold it in half and tie a string in the middle
Use nail polish
There is often nothing more annoying than when you start painting your nails to find the color you wanted to use.
But this hack ensures that once ruined nail polish gets a new life.
Simply add a few drops of nail polish remover in the bottle of the product and then shake it very well.
The varnish loosens the paint and makes it thinner so that it is ready for use again.
Add a few drops of nail polish remover in a dry bottle with nail polish and then shake it very well. The varnish loosens the paint so that it is ready for use again
Turn honey into iced tea
One way to use leftover honey is to make delicious iced tea.
Put hot water in a pot with leftover honey and a tea bag. Let it sit until it is dark and rich in color.
Cool in the freezer or fridge before decorating with a slice of lime for the perfect afternoon treat.
Put hot water in a pot with leftover honey and a tea bag. Let it sit until it is dark and rich in color before it is cooled. Decorate with a slice of lime for the perfect iced tea
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