When you buy dish washing liquid, pour half in an empty bottle you've saved, and fill each bottle with warm water. Turn upside down a few times to mix. Works just as well and you get double for your money.
I never throw out my dishwashing liquid bottles, all of which always have a little liquid at the bottom. I save them until I am running low (on both cash and soap!) and pour them all into one bottle, sometimes making another entire bottle! And it's always a unique color!
I keep a dish detergent dispenser on the sink. When I refill it, I fill it with about 1/3 water and the rest with soap. I shake a little to mix. I find it works just as well as full strength detergent. Half of the time my family uses too much anyway and the detergent is a little too thick for me. Saves quite a bit on soap.
For making your dishwashing soap last longer: take a separate plastic bottle with a pump and fill about one third of dishwashing liquid of your choice. Then add 1 tablespoon of borax and fill the rest with white vinegar. Shake gently to mix. 2 or 3 pumps will make nice smelling suds and cleans the dishes, silverware, and glasses, works great removing grease, and makes your dish detergent last a long time.
I have a tip to help save on dish washing liquid and to look pretty at the same time. I went to the Dollar store and bought a decorative oil dispenser. I use less liquid and it looks pretty on the sink.
To stretch your dish detergent, use "bubbles" refills from the dollar store, the type kids use to create bubbles. The cost is about $1 for 32 ounces. Use this instead of water and it will keep the dish detergent from becoming watery. Really cleans the dishes and saves money.
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