Cheap yet effective products?

@caliya (1175)
Philippines
April 8, 2010 10:59pm CST
Cheap doesn't always equate to efficacy but in this challenging economic times we need products that are effective and at the same time affordable. Can you share what cheap yet effective products are you currently using? Thanks in advance mylotters :)
5 responses
• United States
9 Apr 10
One thing that I am doing differently than before and certainly saves A LOT of money is using rechargable batteries for all my electronics and stuff. All you have to do is put the batteries in and charge them for a couple hours, and you have basically have new batteries. It is surprising how many people don't use them, they just keep spending money on new packages of regular batteries, that can get so expensive.
@caliya (1175)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
that's a good idea but it could be possible that most people doesn't want to invest on buying the charger and opt to use regular batteries instead.
• United States
12 Apr 10
They are really easy to buy, for the charger plus the batteries, its like $20 dollars for the cheapest one, where as just the batteries alone are about $5 for 4, it just seems so silly that people don't want to spend just a little bit more to save themselves more money in the long run. Battery chargers are pretty inexpensive and easy to get nowadays.
@caliya (1175)
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
i totally agree with you. sometimes we fail to see the bigger picture.
@cloud31 (5811)
9 Apr 10
Hello caliya, I'm using Vitamin E oil together with my daily moisturizer for better result of my daily face routine,Vitamin E oil is quiet cheap and it can purchase at any beauty counter,and mix up together with my chosen face cream to maximize the moisturizing effect of the cream....Good day..
@caliya (1175)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
thanks for that interesting info cloud31. have a great day :)
@valkerion (1829)
• United Kingdom
9 Apr 10
I believe my clothes are. I never really had any great brand clothes. To be precise the most well know brand on clothes I got is Diesel and I just happen to have only one T-Shirt. But I love my clothes. They do have a great quality, they are local-made which helps my country and I feel comfortable with em!
@caliya (1175)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
very nice to know that valkerion and what a speedy reply :)
• United States
9 Apr 10
I am a single mother, who is pregnant w/her second child, so finding cheap efficient products is simple for me! Clothes is one thing, I always buy clothes off the clearance racks or when it is on sale. I feel there is no need to pay $100 for a pay of designer jeans when I can get a pay of jeans on clearance at Old Navy for $10-$20. Any clearance clothing for my daughter majority of the items are like 2 or 3 dollars! Toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, shampoo, medications (they have to be 80% as effective as the name brand products), ect... It's amazing how much money you can save on a shopping trip if you just buy the off brand items. Even grocery shopping, when buying spaghetti sauce for example, you do not need to buy the most expensive one for the best quality...You can always buy a cheaper, bland sauce and spice it up yourself at home.
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
1) clarifying shampoo? use 2 tbsps. of white vinegar in rinsing water for your hair twice a week. don't worry. it won't smell. vinegar is the basis of these clarifying shampoos anyway. 2) hand lotion? leave on conditioner? use extra virgin olive oil from the pantry. non comedogenic, fragrance free and truly effective. 3) fabric softener that allows you to rinse only once? if you have the time just rinse it twice or three times with water. a small individual pack of these fabric conditioners just won't do. sometimes you spend more on these products than if you total your water and electic bills. these products just save you time. 4) use soaps that provide moisturization. no need for any lotion afterwards.