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csarina2 wrote: »
Hi, I have just read your new diary, have a suggestion to make. I use Aldi washing powder and an old coffee spoon as a measure, you do not need the amount it says on the packet, half is sufficient. We have hard water here and once a month I add half a cup of washing soda to the machine, it keeps the machine and waste pipes clean. I also use white vinegar in the rinse dispenser drawer, it kills any soap residue, ok it does not soften the clothes but fabric softner is a form of plastic made from the petro-chemical industry, no good. If you dry clothes mostly in the line the wind will soften them.
I am sure with a little effort you can cut down your food spend. There are 2 of us and I spend about £120 a month, shop at Aldi, Lidl and Morrison, fell out with Tesco years ago. Have you thought about making a weeks worth of sandwiches wrapping and freezing them in separate bags, taken out of the freezer in the morning, they are thawed by lunchtime. Have a look at the MSE old style board, lots of ideas on there.
I will subscribe and follow your journey. I am on a small journey to clear a loan and credit card from when we moved 3 times in 2 years, almost at the end just a few months 3 - 4 to go and I can start saving some serious money.
clearmydebts wrote: »
Just wanted to pop by and say Hi! You sound really determined. That must have been a difficult decision to cancel the New York holiday. Holidays and trips away are my downfall.
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