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    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 24th Apr 10, 8:57 PM
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    Lots more Sneaky Ways to save the pennies
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    • 24th Apr 10, 8:57 PM
    Lots more Sneaky Ways to save the pennies 24th Apr 10 at 8:57 PM
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    The original Sneaky Ways thread is now very long so time for another

    My Sneaky Way - always ask yourself if you really need a non-essential item, and even if you do, wait a week to see if you still need it This has saved DH and I loads

    What are your ways of sneakily saving pennies that your family doesn't notice? I challenge you all to come up with a brand new Sneaky Way that isn;t on the original thread

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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 29th Nov 17, 9:30 PM
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    Gosh, my DH loves gravy. If I did that the house would be stuffed full of children
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    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 3rd Dec 17, 12:40 PM
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    When it comes to waste, I feel guilty sometimes when I wash some
    greasy aluminium foil before putting it in the recycling bin. Now if I was really thifty , Iíd smooth it out flat and reuse it!

    I think itís partly a case of just not having enough cupboard space for all these reusable plastic shopping bags, food storage bags, and bits of aluminium foil !
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 3rd Dec 17, 7:39 PM
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    Not sure if I have said this before, but during the time we were paying off an IVA and I was into moneysaving, I once spilled a small container of sweetener tablets on the kitchen worktop and frantically started to pick them up and put them back into the container. I realised I was maybe getting too obsessional when I found myself trying to pick the last sweetener tablet out of the sink and dry it on a tea towel!
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 4th Dec 17, 11:55 AM
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    Not sure if I have said this before, but during the time we were paying off an IVA and I was into moneysaving, I once spilled a small container of sweetener tablets on the kitchen worktop and frantically started to pick them up and put them back into the container. I realised I was maybe getting too obsessional when I found myself trying to pick the last sweetener tablet out of the sink and dry it on a tea towel!
    Originally posted by Nargleblast
    T hanks for that gem just spluttered coffee down myself
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    • Archergirl
    • By Archergirl 4th Dec 17, 4:08 PM
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    When it comes to waste, I feel guilty sometimes when I wash some
    greasy aluminium foil before putting it in the recycling bin. Now if I was really thifty , Iíd smooth it out flat and reuse it!

    I think itís partly a case of just not having enough cupboard space for all these reusable plastic shopping bags, food storage bags, and bits of aluminium foil !
    Originally posted by Primrose
    Our recycling doesn't take foil of any sort.....
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 4th Dec 17, 9:11 PM
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    Was on a course today. They had a counter with paper bags and jars of three types of sweets. I put some sweets in a bag and took them to our table for everyone to eat. Only a couple were taken so I bought the rest of the bag home - I didnít want them to go to waste. They will do nicely for when hubby and I are on our travels.
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 4th Dec 17, 9:15 PM
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    When hubby and I go away. I always pack my hot chocolate n a small Tupperware countainer so that I can also have a Ďcheapí drink. Hubby always brings the tea and coffee designated for me home.

    If we have a Hotel in the town we will always go back to the room for a mid afternoon drink rather than pay for it.
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    • consultant31
    • By consultant31 9th Dec 17, 12:25 PM
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    Our recycling doesn't take foil of any sort.....
    Originally posted by Archergirl

    Ours specify that if foil will scrunch up and stay scrunched, then it can be recycled.

    I'm always defeated by the plastics recycling though.....will they take the plastic dishes that ready meals come in? Or margarine tubs?
    I hate throwing away something that I can recycle.
    I let my mind wander and it never came back!
    • Archergirl
    • By Archergirl 9th Dec 17, 1:16 PM
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    I'm always defeated by the plastics recycling though.....will they take the plastic dishes that ready meals come in? Or margarine tubs?
    I hate throwing away something that I can recycle. [/QUOTE]

    I know, ours takes bottles but dosen't want the lids, it's all very confusing........
    • tattycath
    • By tattycath 9th Dec 17, 2:31 PM
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    Ours specify that if foil will scrunch up and stay scrunched, then it can be recycled.

    I'm always defeated by the plastics recycling though.....will they take the plastic dishes that ready meals come in? Or margarine tubs?
    I hate throwing away something that I can recycle.
    Originally posted by consultant31
    Ours seem to take any kind of plastic tubs and lids as long as they aren't dark colours
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    • dingdongsaving
    • By dingdongsaving 9th Dec 17, 2:45 PM
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    Our area collects the usual glass bottles/jars plus aerosols/tins/cans, but not foil and all papers/envelopes. They've also recently upped their game on plastics to more than just bottles. We can now include tetra packs/plastic cartons/punnets and clean tubs. It's great for marge tubs and cold meat packs and when we eat meat, veggies or fruits from the supermarkets...esp. YS finds of grapes, strawberries etc. as these used to make me wish they just came in a paper bag like the ones from my grocer...but I can't turn them down at a few penny finds! Same for when I find ys meat.
    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 9th Dec 17, 11:08 PM
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    You may find that your local authority / county council website has clear information on what can, and can't be recycled. Ours does. (County Durham).
    Erma Bombeck, American writer: "If I had my life to live over again... I would have burned the pink candle, sculptured like a rose, that melted in storage." Don't keep things 'for best' - that day never comes. Use them and enjoy them now.
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