Today’s savings: $7

This week’s savings: $184.83

Six months’ savings: $7,081.15

Want to tidy up the bathtub and keep your child’s toys contained but accessible?

Next time you cook a turkey, save the mesh bag it comes in, wash thoroughly, and run an old shoelace through the netting several spaces down from the top. After bathtime, fill the mesh bag with the wet toys and hang the bag from the shower head to drip dry, or hang it from a couple of suction cups on the shower wall.

A store-bought 12-inch by 8-inch mesh bathtub toy bag costs about $7. Of course, commercial bags are usually decorated with cute yellow duckies or other characters, but you really don’t need that to get the toys dry. The fun is inside the bag.

— Tightwad Gazette

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