For saving money around the house!

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Re: For saving money around the house!

Post: # 285270Post diggernotdreamer
Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:41 am

you buy new clothes????!!!!! lol

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Post: # 285271Post ina
Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:02 pm

diggernotdreamer wrote:you buy new clothes????!!!!! lol
I don't think I've ever bought anything with those little thingies on... I also don't generally do gift cards. Saves even more money! :lol:

Saying that, I bought a brand new jacket (M&S) from my favourite charity shop yesterday - pure wool, original labels, £5.95... Quite chuffed.
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Re: For saving money around the house!

Post: # 285272Post happyhippy
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:56 pm

Not that often doofa!And when I do,I don't spend a lot! ;) I hadn't even considered cutting off those little hangy ribbon things before so I had a lot of older clothing that still had them on!lol

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Re: For saving money around the house!

Post: # 285273Post happyhippy
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:57 pm

I keep my Xmas cards,and when Xmas is over,I store them until the following Xmas and re make them into gift cards!

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Post: # 286613Post harðfiskur
Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:09 am

clothes-first thing I do I cut the hangy ribbon, second the label, unless it is really soft and smooth.

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Re: For saving money around the house!

Post: # 286618Post Green Aura
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:36 am

There's nothing worse than a scratchy label at the back of your neck or, even worse, in your knickers. :lol:
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Re: For saving money around the house!

Post: # 286634Post Flo
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:22 pm

I wish I could say that time on the allotment saves money around the house - well it does when you have crops to eat fresh and crops to freeze for the winter but it does make for dirty clothes. I like the runner beans and dwarf beans which can just be washed, sliced and frozen without blanching.

Still I have cooking apples which have stored thus far over the winter - the last ones are being cooked and frozen for pies and crumbles as they aren't doing too well raw now.

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Re: For saving money around the house!

Post: # 291072Post AmalWarrior
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:44 am

Instead of heating at night time, I use a hot water bottle, and I reuse the same water each time.
I made draught excluders for my doors.
I have rechargeable batteries so I don't have to keep buying new ones.
I only use my wall sconce lights, as they are eco bulbs with a long life span, as opposed to the spotlights I have, which are not very green, and heat your ceiling because the are inset.
I reuse my bath water for flushing the loo too, and even keep water in my bathroom sink from hand washing for the same reason.
I make my own sanitary products, so I wash and reuse those every month.
I keep my curtains closed most of the time, which means I'm a lot warmer indoors, then open them again when the sun comes around.
I turn plastic bottles into plant pots.
I cut toothpaste tubes in half when empty, to get my moneys worth from the inside.
I am Anti: Plastic, Palm Oil, Consumerism, Petrol, Diesel, Capitalism.
I am Pro: Nature, Make Do And Mend, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Fairtrade, Organic.

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Re: For saving money around the house!

Post: # 291102Post Flo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:08 pm

:dontknow: I wonder if living in a tent might be cheaper.

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Re: For saving money around the house!

Post: # 291103Post AmalWarrior
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:41 pm

It would save me 400 euro a month rent, that's for sure. Plus another 260 euro for 2 months electricity.
If it weren't so cold, wet and windy here 99% of the time, I would consider the tent more seriously.
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Re: For saving money around the house!

Post: # 291104Post AmalWarrior
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:22 am

You reminded me that I was looking at doing this at one point. I knew someone with a garden that I could pitch it. I was struggling to find a room or flat anywhere at the time.
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Re: For saving money around the house!

Post: # 291120Post Weedo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:52 pm

I think I will try running one house instead of two - but there will be a differing opinion as to which one goes.
Yes, wasteful and expensive but it is where we are at for now.
The winner of the rat race is still a rat!

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