If you've set up a budget, you know how important it is to keep your spending on track. Even a few dollars here and there can add up. The creative use of ordinary items you already have in your home can save you money.
Consider, for example, plain white toothpaste. It's cheap, especially if purchased in a clearance bin or dollar store. In addition to keeping your pearly whites shining and healthy, the humble tube of toothpaste can do the following for you at a fraction of the cost of buying a cartload of specialized products:
Repair small holes in your walls. This works best with drywall, but it can also be used with plaster. Toothpaste is great for filling in nail holes before you repaint. Just fill the hole, smooth the surface so it's even with the wall, and let the toothpaste dry.
Restore a badly scratched CD or DVD. While some damage is beyond hope, a little toothpaste rubbed into the scratched surface can sometimes smooth the disc so you can Read More »from Balancing Your Budget with... Toothpaste?