Sunday, February 27, 2011

How to Save Time & Money

We all know that time (and money) is of the essence. Nowadays, people do not have much time to get all that needs to be done in a day. Many wish that they could have an extra hour or two in the day to get things done. People (myself included) know that convenience is an important factor in our everyday lives; many don’t even have time to read the newspaper in the morning for gosh sakes!
Because of the economic downfall that has happened in the past few years, people also do not have the financial resources for luxury products and services. Everyone is struggling. This post focuses on how you can cut your time and money in half.
How to cut costs
* Before testing out a beauty product, the golden rule is to always try a sampler. You might think that this is obvious; but because labels and ‘guarantees’ on packages, people will automatically think that the product is worth buying. This usually sets people up for disappointment. Companies would be happy to give consumers free stuff to try out. If you want to try the expensive brand names, go to your department store and ask for some samples to take home. Go to company websites like Loreal and Cover Girl and click on their ‘specials’ section for samples as well. Speaking of coupons, check out – you can pick and choose specific coupons to your liking and have them mailed to you each month.
*If you are happy with a certain brand or product, buy 2 or 3 at a time (especially if it is on sale).
* Many products can be used in multiple ways. Did you know there are 50 different ways to use Vaseline? Not only is it good to put on your nose when you have a cold, but I also use it as lip balm and as a lotion to put it on extremely dry and cracked skin in the winter months.
How to cut time
* Wash and blowdry your hair the night before a big event (or if you know you won’t have time to do it in the morning). Be sure to wrap your hair in a scarf to keep from getting messy while you sleep. Better yet, let your hair air dry while you sleep to save on energy and to avoid heat products from scorching your hair.
* I know many people have a hard time waking up in the morning, but if you can, try getting up at least 20 minutes to half an hour before you usually do in the morning. This will allow you time for your beauty routine, as well as to eat breakfast.  
* Make sure to fully remove makeup the night before. This will make putting on makeup much easier in the morning, and it will improve your complexion.
I hope these tips will help in your purchasing and daily routines. Please feel free to share any tips and stories on how we can get the most of our time and money.

1 comment:

  1. I have purchased expensive products I wasn't very happy with. Asking for samples is a very good idea!