If you’ve been using a whole tablet for every wash, this mum’s hack proves that you’re wasting your money.

The weekly grocery shop is probably the most expensive part of the week, so any opportunity to save some money is most welcome! An Aussie mum has discovered a hack that will allow you to get more value from your next box of dishwashing tablets without compromising on efficiency and quality.

Just As Good

The thrifty mum says that cutting your dishwashing tablets in half will double the number of washes from each box and says it makes no difference to the cleanliness of your plates and cutlery. “They still clean just as good!” she posted to her Instagram page. The mum suggests that cutting your dishwashing tablets whilst they are still in the plastic packaging is an easy way to reduce mess and allow you to store the remaining half in a cool, dry place ready for your next wash. If you find yourself putting the dishwasher on almost every day, this hack could be life changing!

Tried And Tested

Those who tried the hack said the results speak for themselves. “It cleans exactly the same and we’re saving so much money,” wrote one excited mum. “Best tip EVER!” Another said that it worked no matter which brand of tablet she used. “It absolutely works the same – and I’ve used it with Finish tablets, Coles and ALDI…anyone who uses a full tablet is just wasting their money!”

We think this clever mum may have not only saved families a significant amount of money, but also a couple of last minute trips to the shops – we’ll definitely be giving this hack a go!

Do you have a clever household hack that saves you time and money? Share it in the comments!


  • I would have to see it for myself to believe it. I remember being told to top up bottles of hand wash and shower gel to make it last longer. Apparently this destroys the preservatives so reduces its shelf life

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  • gees, half the tablet that’s double the life span so much savings!

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  • These companies have labs to try and test these products if they could get more out of their product they would.Maybe I should half fill my petrol tank with water,That would be a real money saver,Cheer’s Krusty.


    • You wish !!! The quality of the water we get in some areas would probably “kill the motor” even if we could use water. Volkswagon motors are oil cooled, maybe they could make motors water cooled if we had decent water instead of needing to use coolant.

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  • thanks for the tip – I always try to buy the cheapest dishwashing tablets as I feel it is a lot of money just washed down the drain – I will be sure to try this out – who knows I might even splurge a little and get the next cheapest dishwashing tablets!

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  • Well we will be giving this a go for sure wonderful tip

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  • Will give it a try and see whether it works for us or not. Thanks :)

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  • great idea. i will try it

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  • Good to know for those who use the dish washer (we don’t, lol)

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  • Definitely a great idea

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  • Nice need to start doing this. Maybe need to see what else can be diluted.

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  • I will give it a go tonight when I put my dishwasher on! Thanks

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