BOGOF_Queen wrote: »
Buy your clothes on ebay - have been surprised at how many BNWT items for sale - I hardly ever go round the shops now. Just buy from ebay when I NEED something - not when I just want something. Stops impulse spending and saves money by not using petrol to get to the shops. Gives me time at the weekend to cook from scratch rather than relying on ready meals after work in the week.
Iona_Penny wrote: »
Use Bold liquid detergent. For daily laundry use half the recommended amount in the ball-goes twice as far and you don't need fabric softener. For dirtier stuff up the amount.
Only wash clothes on a 40 degree wash - I do everything on this except bedding and towels which I do on a 50 degree. I personally think peole get a bit precious about the soap powder they use and having 20something programmes to choose from and feeling they have to 'boil wash' whites!
givememoney wrote: »
I am with you on this one.
I traipsed round Lakeside last week trying to get a few clothes. As I hate clothes shopping I leave it and try to buy a few bits at once. It never seems to work.
I bought a t-shirt I didn't like when I got it home. A skirt and wide fitting shoes from Marks which I did like and a top from BHS which I liked.
I am a mature lady and trying to find something suitable is a mission.
I have decided to stick to buying from catalogues plus ebay as you say save the shoe leather and petrol, plus the lunch out. You can order on-line and send back via the courier if you don't like them.
penny.pincher wrote: »
I haven't read all this so I apologise if this has been mentioned already...
Join Freecycle... great for getting rid of stuff you don't need, and getting stuff you DO need for free!
a.j.m wrote: »
Sorry if this has been said before - Instead of buying special doggy poop scoop bags that are usually quite expensive, (around £1 for 50?) buy nappy bags, they are around 20p for 100 in Tesco, and also fragranced too.
Luke wrote: »
I am a sucker for Volvic flavoured water. But have just started to do this. I still buy about one bottle (1.5L) a week but better than three. About a £2 saving per week.
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