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Lots more Sneaky Ways to save the pennies

edited 14 May 2019 at 9:52AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • KxMxKxMx Forumite
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    When I need water for the garden I use the run off before washing up, combi boiler so it's hot quickly but not instantly. 

    If really desperate I pop a bucket into the shower to catch the water while it's warming up, pop it out as I get in then when I'm done put it back to catch the "clearing" water before it switches off. 
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    Hand sanitiser. 
    Most shops have some to use but still like a little bottle in handbags. 
    I have some bought BC Before Coronavirus, they are now very expensive.
    Cheaper to buy a larger quantity (we got 500ml on eBay for a decent price) and decant into little bottles when empty.

    Same with Vaseline. I always bought the Lip Therapy tins until I realised how much it costs, over £5 per 100g.
    Now buy a 250ml tub from Savers for under £2, wash out tins when empty and refill. 
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    quoia said:
    KxMx said:
    When I need water for the garden I use the run off before washing up, combi boiler so it's hot quickly but not instantly. 

    If really desperate I pop a bucket into the shower to catch the water while it's warming up, pop it out as I get in then when I'm done put it back to catch the "clearing" water before it switches off. 

    If you had a really big bucket, like one of those 2 handled flexible garden tubs, you could stand in it whilst showering and collect even more water :grin:
    You jest but I might just do that. Water is a precious resource.
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    quoia said:
    KxMx said:
    When I need water for the garden I use the run off before washing up, combi boiler so it's hot quickly but not instantly. 

    If really desperate I pop a bucket into the shower to catch the water while it's warming up, pop it out as I get in then when I'm done put it back to catch the "clearing" water before it switches off. 

    If you had a really big bucket, like one of those 2 handled flexible garden tubs, you could stand in it whilst showering and collect even more water :grin:
    You jest but I might just do that. Water is a precious resource.

    Get a water butt as well if you don't already.
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    ruthber said:
    My daughter asked me to dye a pair of trousers black. the dye is expensive (around £5 in Tesco). So to make it go further I chucked in some assorted orphan socks and now have 5 newish pairs of black socks!
    Excellent idea, @ruthber !

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