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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 18th Jun 19, 6:22 PM
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    Alternative uses for aftershave?
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    • 18th Jun 19, 6:22 PM
    Alternative uses for aftershave? 18th Jun 19 at 6:22 PM
    Having gone through ‘a phase’ some years back I have about eight part-used bottles of fairly cheap aftershave to dispose of. Any suggestions for alternative uses please?
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    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 18th Jun 19, 6:54 PM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 6:54 PM
    Put some on material and place in draws / wardrobes. Unless it absolutely honks!

    Leave the lid off and keep it in the bathroom, or use as a bathroom spray if it has a spray head.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 18th Jun 19, 7:50 PM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 7:50 PM
    Sticky stuff / label glue remover.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 18th Jun 19, 8:27 PM
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    Cleaning keyboards and greasy marks from phones, mirrors etc.

    • oystercatcher
    • By oystercatcher 18th Jun 19, 9:46 PM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 9:46 PM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 9:46 PM
    Donate to a local homeless charity.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 18th Jun 19, 9:47 PM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 9:47 PM
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    Chuck it down the loo before you hit the nest
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 18th Jun 19, 10:35 PM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 10:35 PM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 10:35 PM
    Give it to someone you really hate.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 19th Jun 19, 8:39 PM
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    • 19th Jun 19, 8:39 PM
    Thanks for the suggestions. I wonder if shelters would accept unsealed toiletries but will pursue that one first
    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 19th Jun 19, 10:01 PM
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    • 19th Jun 19, 10:01 PM
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    • 19th Jun 19, 10:01 PM
    Don't know if this still works, but it used to make a good antimister on car windows.

    Try first on a small side window patch - clean window then polish with a bit of aftershave and if it does the job then it still works.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 19th Jun 19, 10:56 PM
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    Don't know if this still works, but it used to make a good antimister on car windows.

    Try first on a small side window patch - clean window then polish with a bit of aftershave and if it does the job then it still works.
    Originally posted by D_M_E
    You take me back. A friend at college used to use "Amarige" to clean her acetates before re-using them (1992, pre-PowerPoint ).
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 20th Jun 19, 10:56 PM
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I wonder if shelters would accept unsealed toiletries but will pursue that one first
    Originally posted by coffeehound
    It depends. We've got some hygiene poverty collection points but they stipulate must be unused/unopened. We also have somewhere run by a rector and she says the people she passess items on to are desperate and it doesn't matter if it's part used.
    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 21st Jun 19, 5:52 PM
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    Sprinkle on an old handkerchief and hang in wardrobes to discourage the moths. They particularly dislike lavender odours apparently but maybe are equally sensitive to other fragrances.
    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 21st Jun 19, 5:56 PM
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    Put a few drops in a steam iron with the water, though only if you like the smell. Lightly soak a cotton wool ball and put it in a radiator. When the radiator heats up it will release the smell.
    • HHNN
    • By HHNN 26th Jun 19, 10:35 AM
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    Can you use it for cleaning a whiteboard when the wrong pen has been used?
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 26th Jun 19, 1:45 PM
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    Its a great deodorant if you have split milk in the car boot Milk is dreadful to get rid of the smell and I was told about this years ago a good sprinkle of aftershave will get rid of the nasty niffs
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus.
    • purpleivy
    • By purpleivy 26th Jun 19, 9:02 PM
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    Its a great deodorant if you have split milk in the car boot Milk is dreadful to get rid of the smell and I was told about this years ago a good sprinkle of aftershave will get rid of the nasty niffs
    Originally posted by JackieO

    Nooooooooooo Our best man sprinkled cheap perfume in our car when they were decorating it for us to leave the wedding. We eventually got rid of all the confetti they put in the blowers, but never got rid of the smell of cheap perfume when the car had been left on a warm day.
    "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad"
    Trying not to waste food!
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