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With summer in full swing, it’s important to have a variety of refreshments lined up for warmer days.

But one woman has shared a nifty hack that helps drinks last longer.

Stephanie Palin, a special needs teaching assistant from Chesire, has come up with a brilliant way to make squash last longer for her family.

The mum-of-three swaps the lids of regular squash bottles for coffee shop-style syrup pumps – which retail on Amazon for just £4.

The simple swap saves money and prevents accidental spillages.

Stephanie told money-saving community ‘I have a husband with a visual impairment and three children aged seven, 11 and 18.

‘After watching how much squash they were wasting through spillage when making and getting through a silly amount of squash per week, I thought about how I could reduce this.’

The 40-year-old initially wanted to find a nice pump bottle for the squash, but wasn’t satisfied with the quality of ones she found or the safety of glass bottles.

She says: ‘I then started looking a temporary measure whilst I continued to look for a nice pump container.

‘I looked on Amazon and eBay and thought I would try the Moniz pump – so for £4 I bought one pump to see if would fit and it did to the 1.75 or two litre squash bottles, but not the square bottles.’

She explains the solution is to decant the squash in square bottles into Robinsons or Vimto bottles.

‘This worked great so I ordered one more so we had two. They work amazingly and you can either wash them by hand or pop them through the dishwasher,’ she says.

Stephanie’s family now goes through half the amount of squash they used to

She adds: ‘Where one bottle wasn’t even lasting us one week it’s just over two weeks now.’