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Old style things that 'only you' do...

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • SarahsaverSarahsaver Forumite
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    I have a bunch of bananas in the freezer bcos they were too ripe so no one would eat them.
    Must make that banana cake one day...
    As a student I lived in a house with a water meter so i used to go to the uni library loo for ... well... leave it to your imagination. Let's just say at home we only flushed for solids...
    Member no.1 of the 'I'm not in a clique' group :rotfl:
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  • Morty_007Morty_007 Forumite
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    Sophiesmum wrote:
    my teenage daughter is a terrible brand fiend. She insists she cant possibly use cheap nasty shampoo and conditioner on her hair, and insisted on chucking a particular (expensive brand in the trolley). I let her get away with this the once and over the past year have been refilling it with asda own brand stuff. I cant help sniggering to myself as she carries the shampoo and conditioner back and forth between her bedroom and bathroom so that us lesser mortals don't use up her "good " shampoo.....:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
    sophiesmum


    This has my DH and I rolling about!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :T :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
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  • PunkyPunky Forumite
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    What a fantastic thread! You really know how to make a girl smile :rotfl:

    I cut the ends off tubes to get the very last drop of moisturiser, make-up, toothpaste, etc. Have also been known to combine the ends of old lipsticks to make my own unique colours. I do the old swish in bottles, cans, etc. And I use the water from the dryer in the iron. Nothing as ingenious as what has gone before though
    Punky x
  • aimeelisteraimeelister Forumite
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    There are some mad things on here.

    On the towels one - i only buy white towels as they can be bleached to go back white again, once in a blue moon.

    We always rinse out jars with water into the cooking pan.

    Oh the best one, my oh's mum bought some hair clippers to do the dog, apart from they were no good as the jark russel's coat is too coarse, so she now uses the horse clippers. Anyway she didnt know what to do with them so jokingly i offered too cut oh's hair while we were staying with them as it was getting long. He agreed (!!) and i shaved it on a number 3. Ive now been doing it ever since and even had friends ask me to do theirs. It saves £7 a haircut at the barbers! Not bad for a free pair of clippers!
  • in_my_welliesin_my_wellies Forumite
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    I'm going to show my DH this, just so he can see I'm not the only one.

    He has banned me from taking sachets - I only ever took a couple but he made such I fuss and has been known to place the bowl of goodies on another table before I can get at them!

    I used to cut Brillo pads in half but now I cut them into THREEE!! (well, Brillo pads look alikes - I wouldn't buy real ones)
    Love living in a village in the country side
  • sexymousesexymouse Forumite
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    To make sure your re-used sponges are still germ-free, stick them in the microwave for 10 seconds. This kills any nasties lurking in there, and also plumps the sponges up for a while. Another thing that I do, is in the summer, I never use the hairdryer unless I have washed my hair straight before bed. This saves on electricity, and also protects your hair from heat damage. My OH always air dries instead of using a towel too.
    Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
    I married Moon 8/4/2011, baby boy born 26/9/2012, Angel Baby Poppy born 8/11/15, Rainbow baby boy born 11/2/2017
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  • SusanCarterSusanCarter Forumite
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    sexymouse wrote:
    Another thing that I do, is in the summer, I never use the hairdryer unless I have washed my hair straight before bed. This saves on electricity, and also protects your hair from heat damage. My OH always air dries instead of using a towel too.
    Or you could just not have a hair dryer in the first place.
  • sexymousesexymouse Forumite
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    Unfortunately my hair is very long and thick, so takes at least an hour to dry completely in the summer heat, so my pillow would be soaked if I didn't dry it at night.
    Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
    I married Moon 8/4/2011, baby boy born 26/9/2012, Angel Baby Poppy born 8/11/15, Rainbow baby boy born 11/2/2017
    £444.18/£2020
  • SusanCarterSusanCarter Forumite
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    sexymouse wrote:
    Unfortunately my hair is very long and thick, so takes at least an hour to dry completely in the summer heat, so my pillow would be soaked if I didn't dry it at night.
    I have that problem too (gives you lovely haystack hair in the mornings as well) so I usually wash my hair in the morning or at least long enough before bed that it dries.
  • sexymousesexymouse Forumite
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    I do try to usually, but sometimes time escapes me. lol
    Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
    I married Moon 8/4/2011, baby boy born 26/9/2012, Angel Baby Poppy born 8/11/15, Rainbow baby boy born 11/2/2017
    £444.18/£2020
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