Many of us spend a lot of time in the bathroom, but that doesn’t mean that we have to spend a lot of money while we are there. There are a lot of simple tips that virtually anyone can adopt that will help them reduce the costs associated with being in the bathroom. Usually to benefit from the tips, all one has to do is make a change to their current habits. You will find a number of tips below which should help you reduce the amount you spend in the bathroom.
Brushing Teeth Timer
While this might not seem like a money saver at first glance, it could save hundreds of dollars (or more) by keeping your kids' teeth healthier. Kids often brush their teeth quickly and not as thoroughly as they should. The brushing teeth time ensures that they brush their teeth an adequate amount of time to keep them healthier. If it is able to prevent a single cavity, it will pay for itself many times over and likely much more by teaching healthy brushing habits. Just make sure that they turn off the water while they are actually brushing their teeth since they will be brushing longer.
Make Your Own Body Wash
Body wash can be expensive, but you can greatly reduce the price you pay for it by making your own. All it takes is bar soap which is much less expensive, water, and a bit of heat ([tutorial](http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/02/make-your-own-body-wash.html)). You should be able to reduce the price of the body wash you use by 75% or so by making it yourself.
Reuse Shower Towels
After taking a shower or bath, most people use a towel to dry off. If you have done a good job cleaning yourself (which you should have), all you're essentially doing is wiping water off your body. Instead of immediately throwing the towel into the "to wash pile," consider hanging them up to dry so you can use them a second (or third) time to dry off. Doing so will reduce the amount of towels you need to wash in half or more saving money on washing and wear and tear on the towels.
Timers are usually thought of as being used in the kitchen, but they are a great device to use in the bathroom as well. If you have the habit of losing track of time in the shower, setting a timer for 5 - 10 minutes will help you to take shorter showers, thus using less hot water and saving money. This can add up to significant savings over the course of a year. Using a timer to remind yourself to keep the length of your showers reasonable is an easy and effective way to save money in the bathroom.