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    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 13th Jun 11, 2:08 PM
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    The no buying cleaning products challenge
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    • 13th Jun 11, 2:08 PM
    The no buying cleaning products challenge 13th Jun 11 at 2:08 PM
    Ok I am at an advantage here.OH has given me about a lifetime's worth of cleaning stuff, and I already have a lot of my own in which'll prob last till I die
    Does anyone else want to see how long they can go before buying any more cleaning stuff?I'm not inc washing powder in this, and also use bicarb white vinegar etc

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  • Fifibonbon
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    • 13th Jun 11, 3:23 PM
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    • 13th Jun 11, 3:23 PM
    Love a challenge, but I've also got quite a stockpile so could be cheating a bit here. But I am up for seeing how long I can make it last.
    Glad washing powders not included.
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 13th Jun 11, 3:41 PM
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    • 13th Jun 11, 3:41 PM
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    • 13th Jun 11, 3:41 PM
    Might just be us two hun, but never mindWondering what to buy with what I save
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  • jannyannie
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    • 13th Jun 11, 4:00 PM
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    • 13th Jun 11, 4:00 PM
    Hi folks

    Could probably go a couple of months but I need to buy washing up liquid this month!

    Jan x
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 13th Jun 11, 4:05 PM
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    • 13th Jun 11, 4:05 PM
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    • 13th Jun 11, 4:05 PM
    Hi folks

    Could probably go a couple of months but I need to buy washing up liquid this month!

    Jan x
    Originally posted by jannyannie
    oooh can you not water it downGlad you're joining in hun
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    • quintwins
    • By quintwins 13th Jun 11, 4:19 PM
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    • 13th Jun 11, 4:19 PM
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    • 13th Jun 11, 4:19 PM
    i'm up for this i have a good supply aswell tho so might be cheating aswell lol
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  • helen jelly
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    • 13th Jun 11, 4:20 PM
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    • 13th Jun 11, 4:20 PM
    Hi Candygirl - I'm up for the challenge - I have a cupboard full of the bloomin stuff and I'll include washing powder/liquid and softener in with my challenge - I hate buying cleaning stuff and I'm particularly weak when it comes to the antibacterial wipes so that will be my personal challenge - not to buy them but to use up the spray stuff that I have in abundance [bleach is all I really need]

    Love a challenge I do

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    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 13th Jun 11, 4:31 PM
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    • 13th Jun 11, 4:31 PM
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    • 13th Jun 11, 4:31 PM
    Welcome Helen and Quintwins
    I'm betting it'll be at least Oct before I need to buy anything, except washing powder n w up liquid.Have tried making my own washing powder but it never seems to work for me
    I do water my w up liquid down though, as it's too harsh on my hands otherwise
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    • quintwins
    • By quintwins 13th Jun 11, 4:43 PM
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    • 13th Jun 11, 4:43 PM
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    • 13th Jun 11, 4:43 PM
    i have a dishwasher and i'd say i have 6 months of tablets and around a years worth of laundry liquid (and stain remover) so really no need for me to buy them, i don't use alot of washing liquid really but i do use dettol (or cheapo version if none are off offer) but these last ages and i have 2 bottles, i only have 1 bottle of bleach tho
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    • Sue14
    • By Sue14 13th Jun 11, 9:55 PM
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    You can definitely count me in on this as I have loads of cleaning stuff which I need to use up, will probably need to buy some washing powder in the next couple of weeks, but I won't buy any until I actually run out of what I have.
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    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 14th Jun 11, 11:26 AM
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    You can definitely count me in on this as I have loads of cleaning stuff which I need to use up, will probably need to buy some washing powder in the next couple of weeks, but I won't buy any until I actually run out of what I have.
    Originally posted by Sue14
    Yay welcome Sue
    PS just found 2 new bottles of stardrops at the back of the cupboard.Happy days
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  • rachbc
    I would join in but the bottle of method mutli surface cleaner I bought 18months ago has nearly run out to I 'spose I ought to buy some more! Though once I have I should be ok for another year!
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 14th Jun 11, 2:53 PM
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    I would join in but the bottle of method mutli surface cleaner I bought 18months ago has nearly run out to I 'spose I ought to buy some more! Though once I have I should be ok for another year!
    Originally posted by rachbc
    Join in anyway
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    • hakeber
    • By hakeber 14th Jun 11, 11:34 PM
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    hi
    i have decided not to buy any more cleaning products as i have been working out which home made recipes work. so now we make our own dishwasher powder, washing up liquid, spray cleaner, soap and laundry liquid. all from recipes from here and tipnut.com
    ( the dishwasher powder was the trickiest to get right)
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 15th Jun 11, 9:26 AM
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    hi
    i have decided not to buy any more cleaning products as i have been working out which home made recipes work. so now we make our own dishwasher powder, washing up liquid, spray cleaner, soap and laundry liquid. all from recipes from here and tipnut.com
    ( the dishwasher powder was the trickiest to get right)
    Originally posted by hakeber
    Well doneI had a go at the washing powder but didn't get it right, so might have another try
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    • quintwins
    • By quintwins 15th Jun 11, 10:35 AM
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    still no clean products here
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    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 15th Jun 11, 10:41 AM
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    still no clean products here
    Originally posted by quintwins
    or hereand realised I can use stardrops for washing up
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    • quintwins
    • By quintwins 15th Jun 11, 10:48 AM
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    or hereand realised I can use stardrops for washing up
    Originally posted by candygirl
    i can't buy stardrops round here anywhere but i buy cheapo cleaning stuff anyway or offers, amazon do deals from time to time i'll be ok til i see one of those i find it hard to resist a bargain lol
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    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 15th Jun 11, 11:16 AM
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    Home Bargains sells stardrops hun
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    • quintwins
    • By quintwins 15th Jun 11, 11:25 AM
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    we don't have home bargains over here (N.I) it's all b&m and it's never the fab deals u lot have
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