The lengths we go to to save money



  • Cut my own hair
    Haven't had alcohol in 9 months :rolleyes:
    Buy tesco value EVERYTHING
    Water down washing up liquid
    Give DH evil eyes everytime he mentions spending money.. lol.
    Total 'Failed Business' Debt £29,043
    Que sera, sera. <3
  • climbgirl
    climbgirl Posts: 1,504 Forumite
    all_hours wrote:

    How do you reuse socks and hosiery?

    Hosiery I use in the garden to tie up roses and things to stakes (they get battered by the wind). I've also filled up old tights with odd socks (the ones that had their mate eaten by the machine!) to make a draught-stopper for the doors.

    Putting your hand inside a sock makes a good duster...
  • I Try To Cut My 2 Boys Hair But They Say That It Is Unfashionable And Say Why Can't You Just Spend £ 14 On It !
  • DawnW
    DawnW Posts: 7,439 Forumite
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    You DO all sound like the nice folks on the OS board though! But none the worse for that. Just think of all you are doing to help the environment!
  • I cut dishwasher tabs in half before I use them now - half works just as well as a whole unless you're trying to clean caked on pans etc!
    Lightbulb moment 30/10/06
    Debt at highest (30/10/06) £24 816
    Debt on 06/01/09 £2500
    Bank Charges Reclaimed from NatWest £1400
  • Mrs_A.
    Mrs_A. Posts: 443 Forumite
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    i mix my laundry powder with soda crystals
    i have own brand coffee in a branded jar
    ditto shampoo and conditioner
    i always squash the loo rolls makes em last loads longer
    thats only some of mine
    mrs a
    total debt jan 06= £15441.97 dfw nerd no 112 proud to be dealing with my debts.
  • Skint_Catt
    Skint_Catt Posts: 11,548 Forumite
    Mrs_A. wrote:
    i always squash the loo rolls makes em last loads longer

    Please explain?????

  • taplady
    taplady Posts: 7,184 Forumite
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    Skint_Catt wrote:
    Please explain?????


    I think she means squeeze the tube of toilet roll before putting it on the holder as then when you pull only a few sheets come off at a time so the kids dont waste loads!;)
    Do what you love :happyhear
  • one washing tablet in the clothes works as well as 2!

    Water down all conditioners washing liquids etc!

    And hubby wears his jeans for at least a week yuk! dont like that one!
    Isn't the knowledge that comes from experience more valuable than the knowledge that doesn't?
  • kaznelson
    kaznelson Posts: 463 Forumite
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    Recently gave the cat a good trim shaving £60 on grooming bills
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