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Lots more Sneaky Ways to save the pennies

edited 14 May 2019 at 10:52AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • kerleytopskerleytops Forumite
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    As the picnic season is almost upon us ( ! ) freeze cartons of drink to use in cool boxes or bags instead of buying blocks. You then have a lovely cold drink to go with the picnic. Could use for packed lunches as well.
  • rubytuesdayrubytuesday Forumite
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    Small Nutella jars make excellent glassses.
    Here dead we lie because we did not choose
    To live and shame the land from which we sprung.
    Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose,
    But young men think it is,
    And we were young.
    A E Housman
  • mamanmaman Forumite
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    Frugalista wrote: »
    Apparently (according to my chemist) you shouldn't do that as it is not good for your nails. Instead I buy a bottle of clear nail varnish (cheaper is better as they are usually more runny) and tip a little of that into the coloured varnish - give it a good shake and Voila!! It also makes a favourite colour go a lot further. :D

    I think that was probably in the day when all nail varnish removers contained acetone. That was very drying to nails. I remember well being sent to the physics lab at school to have (banned) nail polish removed with pure acetone.:rotfl:
  • Mags_catMags_cat Forumite
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    unixgirluk wrote: »
    If getting to the bottom of nail varnish and its gloopy, I add a drop of nail varnish remover, close the lid give it a good shake then use. This makes it go a little further.

    I always have loads of body lotion. I found it works great instead of shave gel for my legs. If its a really thick body lotion I water it down slightly so it doesn't clog the razor. Smooth silky legs in one easy step.

    Keeping nail varnish in the fridge helps stop it going gloopy. Don't think it'd be up to much on toast, though :rotfl:
  • shankley4evershankley4ever Forumite
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    I always have loads of body lotion. I found it works great instead of shave gel for my legs. If its a really thick body lotion I water it down slightly so it doesn't clog the razor. Smooth silky legs in one easy step.[/QUOTE]


    just tried this ...worked brilliantly...good tip...:)
  • rubytuesdayrubytuesday Forumite
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    Hair conditioner can also be if you have no shaving foam.
    Here dead we lie because we did not choose
    To live and shame the land from which we sprung.
    Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose,
    But young men think it is,
    And we were young.
    A E Housman
  • UnityUnity Forumite
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    Here's another one I can't take credit for :D.

    I have just finished making two fake wasps nests to encourage the little blighters to go elsewhere:j, mostly because I'm allergic to the stings.

    I used a couple of balloons, covered them in papier-mache (made from old newspapers plus flour and water paste) and when dry, I gave them a coat of left over coffee coloured emulsion, then a coat of varnish (odds and ends from those tins that got left in the garden shed:o). I'll be hanging one in the apple tree and one in the huge St. John's Wort bush in my garden. It's the first time I've tried this and if it works it will have cost me nothing :T.

    This is supposed to work because wasps are very territorial and if they see what looks like another nest they will go elsewhere. Well, here's hoping :rotfl:.
    Some people hear voices, some see invisible people. Others have no imagination whatsoever :D
  • HariboJunkieHariboJunkie Forumite
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    Small Nutella jars make excellent glassses.

    For short sightedness or for reading? :D
  • rubytuesdayrubytuesday Forumite
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    For short sightedness or for reading? :D

    Ha ha yes that did cross my mind!
    Here dead we lie because we did not choose
    To live and shame the land from which we sprung.
    Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose,
    But young men think it is,
    And we were young.
    A E Housman
  • babybugbabybug Forumite
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    OK, not sure if I posted this on the old thread, but it would have been a long time ago so maybe someone else can get the benefit ;)...

    I adore Dr Pepper, but can't usually afford it. I discovered that if you add almond extract to a bottle of (cheap) cola, you get the same taste :D
    Nobody I'd rather be ;)
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