Forum Home» Old Style MoneySaving

Don't just throw them away... - Page 12

New Post Advanced Search

Don't just throw them away...

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
144 replies 35.8K views
1910121415

Replies

  • jomary85jomary85 Forumite
    11 posts
    Naomi House had the request for tops on their web site but I have just heard that have had to cancel because they were reciving all sorts of other tops mixed up and were having to much trouble sorting them Jo
  • arkonite_babearkonite_babe Forumite
    7.4K posts
    ✭✭✭✭
    Milk carton tops and plastic bottle tops are actually an urban myth started ages ago, sorry to dissapoint anyone who is collecting them.

    There is a referencew to this somewhere, I'll edit back when I find it
  • arkonite_babearkonite_babe Forumite
    7.4K posts
    ✭✭✭✭
    Found the link I was looking for :
    http://www.shartwell.freeserve.co.uk/humor-site/walkers-hoax.htm#bottletops

    Makes interesting reading and theres loads more if you do a google search.

    HTH
  • if you are planning to do a car boot sale start keeping plain plastic tubs to put smaller items in to display on your table. helps make it look organised.
    :love: married to the man of my dreams! 9-08-09:love:
  • Chardonnay wrote:
    if you are planning to do a car boot sale start keeping plain plastic tubs to put smaller items in to display on your table. helps make it look organised.

    ... and makes setting/clearing up quicker and easier.
    7 Angel Bears for LovingHands Autumn Challenge. 10 KYSTGYSES. 3 and 3/4 (ran out of wool) small blanket/large square, 2 premie blankets, 2 Angel Claire Bodywarmers
  • Rachie_BRachie_B Forumite
    8.8K posts
    some of the milk bottle tops stories are true as i know of someone personally who was collecting in aid of something / someone and used to give her all mine :)
  • josiejosie Forumite
    3.1K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭✭
    Rachie_B wrote:
    some of the milk bottle tops stories are true as i know of someone personally who was collecting in aid of something / someone and used to give her all mine :)

    Yes, but did you ever personally see a wheelchair delivered.

    I collected them a few years ago for someone in good faith and it wasn't until earlier this year I learnt they are all a hoax.

    According to British Waste & Recycling no one in the UK offers wheelchairs for any type of recycling.
  • ArilAril Forumite
    1.9K posts
    ✭✭✭
    Gardeners World last week used empty compost bags to line pots for vegetables and they put wet newspaper in the bottom of the holes that they were using to plant out their seedlings
    Aril
    Aiming for a life of elegant frugality wearing a new-to-me silk shirt rather than one of hair!
  • Has anyone any ideas what to do with the dosing balls that come on the top of liquid detergent? I used to have 2 or 3 and not every bottle had one; recently however I get a new with every bottle and can't bear to throw them out so i have about 15 and haven't come up with a use yet!!!
  • I use those balls to make a little water-softening mixture with (mind you it only takes one!) Buiy some washing soda crystals and mix them with really hot water, pour the solution into the ball (or make it in the ball), then put the ball in with the washing. It really helps to soften the water!
    My mum is a superstar at recycling and to be honest I used to be embarrassed as a teenager...But now even I have started washing out my freezer bags (the good quality ones) and re-using as they last forever!
    I also cut the tops out of milk-bottles to use as mini-greenhouses, and I mix leftover mini-amounts of eye-shadow with a bit of hair-gel to let my nieces have some fun "dying" their hair mad colours (like metallic green and purple etc.!)
    Three years, six months, three weeks, 13 hours, 48 minutes and 30 seconds. 26011 cigarettes not smoked, saving $11,704.80. Life saved: 12 weeks, 6 days, 7 hours, 35 minutes.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Quick links

Essential Money | Who & Where are you? | Work & Benefits | Household and travel | Shopping & Freebies | About MSE | The MoneySavers Arms | Covid-19 & Coronavirus Support