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Old 03-04-2016, 09:31 AM   #21
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Old 03-04-2016, 11:45 AM   #22
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Does re-using sandwich bags count?
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:07 PM   #23
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:11 PM   #24
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squeezing fastfood ketchup packets into the bottle of ketchup.

I would not have been able to FIRE without her...
Yep. And with soy sauce packets from the Chinese restaurant too. Didn't think that that might be abnormal.
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:01 PM   #25
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One of the biggest fights DH and I had was when we were moving and he threw out my drawer of hotel soaps.
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:28 PM   #26
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I don't do this, but I did know a lady who wold compulsively steal all of the sweetener packets off the table, even the ones she wouldn't ever use.
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:53 PM   #27
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I don't squeeze the ketchup packs into the bottle... that's because I'm lazy AND a cheapskate. We have a cup in our fridge that has ketchup/mustard/soy sauce/wasabi mustard/etc.... It doesn't get tossed, it gets stashed for use later... We have hamburgers fairly often in our house - only one son uses ketchup - he tends to grab the freeby packs rather than the ketchup bottle.
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I don't do this, but I did know a lady who wold compulsively steal all of the sweetener packets off the table, even the ones she wouldn't ever use.
That's why when I travel to Florida I always have to ask for sweetener. Beyond that they specifically ask how many do you need, not how many do you want. I have to agree that us old people are an embarrassment sometimes.
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There's a little bit of deodorant in the bottom of the tube that's designed to hold the stick in place. They say that bit is designed for that purpose, and the weight of the container is without that little bit.

If you pry that bit out of the tube, it will last for a month or more. (I know.)
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Can you ever be sure the toothpaste tube is REALLY empty without cutting it open and getting the last bit from under the "nozzle"?

And another thing--does anyone brush with the amount of toothpaste they show on the commercials? (Full width and length of the brush and then folded back on itself)
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And another thing--does anyone brush with the amount of toothpaste they show on the commercials? (Full width and length of the brush and then folded back on itself)
Or use a big handlful of shaving cream like the commercials show?
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One of the biggest fights DH and I had was when we were moving and he threw out my drawer of hotel soaps.

Hey, that's where all my soap and shampoo comes from! Haven't paid for any in ages.

I also got annoyed at the cost of brand-name razor cartridges and the fact that the available genetics kept changing, so never fit the same razor twice. Now I shave my legs and underarms with just the cartridge-and a very steady hand.
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Old 03-04-2016, 05:08 PM   #33
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One of the biggest fights DH and I had was when we were moving and he threw out my drawer of hotel soaps.
My wife does the same and had a drawer full that I used to threaten to throw out, jokingly. But after hurricane Katrina when our local university was being used as a triage center she donated a garbage bag full of them. They are the perfect size for someone to use for a couple days when they have nothing. They were very much appreciated.
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You know you're a cheapskate if you find yourself still using products with expiration dates during the last century.
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You know you're a cheapskate if you find yourself taking notes while reading this thread.

Just got called Ebenezer by my staff today as I told them to turn off the light when they weren't in their office. I agreed, and told them it was fundraising season for our small nonprofit. Money saved=money earned.
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My father's day gift from DW and DS a number of years ago... our "redneck" firepit... a tub from a dead laundry washer welded to an old steel wheel. When DW took the two to the welding guy he was so tickled with the idea that he didn't charge her for the welding! My neighbor has the deluxe version that has rebar handles welded to the top of the drum.
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I do that. Can't stand to leave anything in any container, if it's feasible to extract it. Then, naturally, I look for ways to re-use the container.

But even cheaper: I got fed up with the deodorant leaving stains on my good dresses. Very expensive (and usually futile) to dry clean. So when we go out, I take a shower, and then use rubbing alcohol under the arms, instead of deodorant. Works fine for the 4-5 hours we are out; leaves no stain or odor. Wouldn't be sufficient protection for an outdoor event in the summer, though

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There's a little bit of deodorant in the bottom of the tube that's designed to hold the stick in place. They say that bit is designed for that purpose, and the weight of the container is without that little bit.

If you pry that bit out of the tube, it will last for a month or more. (I know.)
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When in a fast food restaurant, I have been known to take more napkins than I need and instead of throwing the extras away, just taking them with me.
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