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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of and Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.


  1. The Diaper Diaries
    August 8, 2008 @ 9:13 am

    This is a great tip. I throw those out without even thinking about what I am doing. Thanks!!


  2. Kim
    August 9, 2008 @ 4:27 am

    Great tip. I did this recently with the Bath and Body Works Anti-bacterial hand soaps. It was “empty”, so I filled it 3/4’s of the way with water and shook it up and I was able to make it last for a couple of more weeks.


  3. Angie
    August 9, 2008 @ 6:36 am

    I have always poured the rest out into the next (new) bottle. :)


  4. The Chatty Housewife
    August 9, 2008 @ 5:02 pm

    Another great tip is that if you turn the nozzle around to face the opposite direction (opposite direction than the photo above) so that the finger grips aren’t being used properly, the angle of the bottle as you are spraying makes it so much easier to use up those last little bits. I always use my bottles this way because it makes for easier handle pumping too- none of those pumps that just get air!


  5. Renee
    August 10, 2008 @ 11:03 pm

    I also just save it and pour it into the new bottle.


  6. Home Ever After
    August 11, 2008 @ 2:48 pm


    I never buy the same brand twice in a row since I get whatever has the best price when I’m shopping. I don’t pour my leftovers into the next bottle because they are different cleaners and/or brands. Please be advised that you should never mix cleaners in the bottle, even different brands. The chemicals, both active and inactive, can be different (or even the same in different percentage) and can have adverse reactions when combined!

    Homemaker Barbi


  7. Kaye
    August 12, 2008 @ 9:19 am

    Great tip! In fact….

    CONGRATULATIONS! You have won the Mrs Nespy’s Frugal World Bronze Medal for August 8th. Go to to get the code to post your medal if you’d like. Thanks for the great writing!


  8. Home Ever After
    August 12, 2008 @ 10:08 am


    Thank you so much! I’ll proudly display the award!
    Homemaker Barbi


  9. Kaye
    August 12, 2008 @ 12:46 pm

    Okay, so I’m not trying to award stalk you or bombard you, but I’m trying to catch up with my posting and reading. Although this post in particular won the Bronze Award for the 8th, your entire post is worthy of another award that I have nominated you for…

    Thanks again!


  10. Home Ever After
    August 12, 2008 @ 1:40 pm


    Thank you again! You may have noticed that the site’s awards are proudly displayed on the right hand sidebar. :)
    Homemaker Barbi (Danelle Ice)


  11. Chrysa
    August 13, 2008 @ 10:05 pm

    Great info. I usually end up opening the spray bottle and pouring out some of the last bits to clean, but it really doesn’t work that great! Please come on over to Thrifty Thursday at Thrifty Jinxy and post a link to your post. I’m sure my readers would enjoy it!


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