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    • aycor
    • By aycor 4th Aug 04, 2:08 AM
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    • #2
    • 4th Aug 04, 2:08 AM
    Re: washing up bottle holes getting bigger
    • #2
    • 4th Aug 04, 2:08 AM
    ;D I mentioned that I used the water bottles with the pull up tops for oil on an other string (don't throw them away) so I cannot see why you cannot do the same with washing up liquid. buy the largest sizes and dispense into small water bottle and agjust the top
  • cathy
    • #3
    • 4th Aug 04, 10:07 AM
    Re: washing up bottle holes getting bigger
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    • 4th Aug 04, 10:07 AM
    exellent idea ;D
    • Jolaaled
    • By Jolaaled 4th Aug 04, 11:10 AM
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    • #4
    • 4th Aug 04, 11:10 AM
    Re: washing up bottle holes getting bigger
    • #4
    • 4th Aug 04, 11:10 AM
    When you're choosing your washing up liquid from the supermarket shelf, nab the one that's been filled up the most, for a few extra washes!
  • 16011996
    • #5
    • 12th Aug 04, 2:57 PM
    Re: washing up bottle holes getting bigger
    • #5
    • 12th Aug 04, 2:57 PM
    i put mine in a bottle with a pumpa thing, one squirt does all tea dishes. seems to work a treat.
  • Jo13
    • #6
    • 16th Nov 05, 12:37 PM
    loo rolls/pump action bottles
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    • 16th Nov 05, 12:37 PM
    Have you also noticed how the innards of loo rolls, and the plastic pipe bit that goes into the bottle on pump action ones have also become larger. I've saved my old bottles for decanting, but not sure what to do about the loo rolls.

    My first post btw Thank you all for your tips - I'm saving a small fortune since I've been ploughing through all the posts. I've more than one excuse for not doing the housework, I'm also crocheting using all my oddments to make a Mrs Weasley cardi, therefore SAVING money. Anyhow, housework uses up too much vinegar!

    Jo13
    • Pal
    • By Pal 16th Nov 05, 12:56 PM
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    • 16th Nov 05, 12:56 PM
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    • 16th Nov 05, 12:56 PM
    Erm, wouldn't it be easier just to be a bit more careful and pour less into the washing up bowl?
    • Fran
    • By Fran 16th Nov 05, 1:01 PM
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    • 16th Nov 05, 1:01 PM
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    • 16th Nov 05, 1:01 PM
    Erm, wouldn't it be easier just to be a bit more careful and pour less into the washing up bowl?
    by Pal
    Has it taken you a year to think of that?
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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 16th Nov 05, 1:01 PM
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    • 16th Nov 05, 1:01 PM
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    • 16th Nov 05, 1:01 PM
    Hi Jo,

    Welcome to Moneysaving Old Style.

    Keren 29 has a good tip for using up old loo roll innards here.

    Pink
    • Pal
    • By Pal 16th Nov 05, 3:26 PM
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    Am I the only one that doesn't bother reading the dates of posts?

    Loo roll innards can go on the compost heap to help keep the slugs warm until next spring.
  • fruityslh
    I save my loo roll innards to use for growing my sweet peas and runner beans seedlings.

    Sweet peas & runner beans have long roots, so need the space before planting out
    Last edited by fruityslh; 16-11-2005 at 3:54 PM. Reason: Explanation
  • black-saturn
    To make loo roll insides hygienic for kids to play with put them in the microwave for a minute.
  • Liney
    Back to washing liquid (but for clothes not plates) I bought my first big huge bottle of Ecover biological washing liquid (5 litre) ready to decant into a smaller bottle from a local healthfood shop and for some reason I thought it said £7.99 but when I checked my receipt it said £13.99 - is this expensive does anyone know? I just wanted to do a little price comparison.
    I have to say it was pretty heavy so had to take it straight back to the car before carrying on shopping as I couldn't carry everything! lol But I feel better for having less impact on the environment (i think?)
    Remember its nice to be nice and its good to share!

    Those that mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind!

    Before printing, think about the environment!
  • Jo13
    I wasn't enquiring what to do WITH loo roll innards - I was trying to say that they've become LARGER, i.e. the roll looks bigger in the packet, but I guess they now have less sheets per roll. Even ONE sheet less would save the manufacturers a small fortune.

    I use the cardboard for all sorts of things, e.g. cat toys, winding oddments of yarn around when I'm ripping old jumpers apart for re-use, similarly elastic from ex-clothing etc. - eventually when I've run out of ideas they go on the compost bin, or get shredded as fire lighters.

    I am very very frugal, but hubby does have a tendency to squirt 4 or 5 times for one handwash (hence decanting into pump bottles that I've saved with SMALL pipes).
  • cath-w
    Back to washing liquid (but for clothes not plates) I bought my first big huge bottle of Ecover biological washing liquid (5 litre) ready to decant into a smaller bottle from a local healthfood shop and for some reason I thought it said £7.99 but when I checked my receipt it said £13.99 - is this expensive does anyone know? I just wanted to do a little price comparison.
    I have to say it was pretty heavy so had to take it straight back to the car before carrying on shopping as I couldn't carry everything! lol But I feel better for having less impact on the environment (i think?)
    by Liney
    It is about the correct price. Similar to what I pay. However, I use so little it last a long time.

    C.
  • 16011996
    loo roll inards are ace for hiding bits and peices and wrapping like crackers for xmas pressies.
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