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cathy
Old 26-07-2004, 2:22 AM
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Default washing up bottle holes getting bigger

they are massive now so you use loads of washing up liquid
so look around for the cheapo washing up liquid and make sure the bottle has a little hole they usually do

swap your expensive stuff into that bottle or if the cap fits on the old bottle just swap caps

the cheap washing up liquid can be used for cleaning the bath etc if you find it useless for the dishes
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Old 04-08-2004, 2:08 AM
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Default Re: washing up bottle holes getting bigger

;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
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:07 AM
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Default Re: washing up bottle holes getting bigger

exellent idea ;D
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Old 04-08-2004, 11:10 AM
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Default Re: washing up bottle holes getting bigger

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!
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Old 12-08-2004, 2:57 PM
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Default Re: washing up bottle holes getting bigger

i put mine in a bottle with a pumpa thing, one squirt does all tea dishes. seems to work a treat.
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Old 16-11-2005, 12:37 PM
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Default loo rolls/pump action bottles

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!

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Old 16-11-2005, 12:56 PM
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Erm, wouldn't it be easier just to be a bit more careful and pour less into the washing up bowl?
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Old 16-11-2005, 1:01 PM
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Erm, wouldn't it be easier just to be a bit more careful and pour less into the washing up bowl?
Has it taken you a year to think of that?
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Hi Jo,

Welcome to Moneysaving Old Style.

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

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Old 16-11-2005, 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.
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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

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To make loo roll insides hygienic for kids to play with put them in the microwave for a minute.
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Old 16-11-2005, 4:06 PM
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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?)
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Old 16-11-2005, 4:44 PM
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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).
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Old 17-11-2005, 1:15 PM
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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?)
It is about the correct price. Similar to what I pay. However, I use so little it last a long time.

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Old 17-11-2005, 5:27 PM
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loo roll inards are ace for hiding bits and peices and wrapping like crackers for xmas pressies.
Weight Lost So Far 19lb
This week - half a pound
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