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Old 03-06-2016, 10:30 AM   #61
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... But I now use genetic baby shampoo which is pretty inexpensive.
OMG - that's gonna drive the anti-GMO crowd crazy!!!

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Old 03-06-2016, 11:26 AM   #62
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I picked up 11c from a Lowe's parking lot, I guess I'm not cheap enough. I might walk away if it was a penny.


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Does anybody here make their own laundry detergent? I have looked into it and it seems like it might not be worth the time. But have never tried it.
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You might be a cheapskate if you wear the same underwear three days in a row and then turn it inside out and wear it three more days.
You might make the cheapskate hall of fame (CHOF) if you wear the same underwear three days in a row, turn them inside out, wear them for another three days, and then put them on backwards for yet another three days. On day 10 you can use them to clean off your windshield. By then it might be time to toss them in the wash.
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Old 03-06-2016, 02:33 PM   #66
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Bought a foam dispenser so can use 1/4 of soap, fill the rest with water. Works great!
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I used to make my own home made shampoo with water and baking soda. With the small amount of hair that I have left, it doesn't matter much. But I now use genetic baby shampoo which is pretty inexpensive.
I make my own cleaning products... Vinegar, a drop of soap, a drop of tea tree oil, and a little water.... Best spray solution for kitchen and bathrooms. I use baking soda when I need a cleanser/scrubber. And for the super gross teenager boy toilet, boraxo is my friend.

All are super cheap and enviro friendly.

As for the sharpie thing in the OP - I've definitely done that. I'm not a shoe like some of my friends... and have more than once discovered the black pumps I need for a wedding or other formal occasion are scuffed... out comes the sharpie.
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Duct taping the shoes together until pay day... Wait that's not cheapskate, that's broke. Glad those days are gone.
I always considered that a fashion statement.

heh heh heh - only on tennis shoes though.
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I always considered that a fashion statement.

heh heh heh - only on tennis shoes though.
That is more properly referred to as a lack of fashion statement.

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Well...read all the posts, so I guess there's: Frugal, Cheap, Super Cheap (cheapskate), and outright Thieves!
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You might make the cheapskate hall of fame (CHOF) if you wear the same underwear three days in a row, turn them inside out, wear them for another three days, and then put them on backwards for yet another three days. On day 10 you can use them to clean off your windshield. By then it might be time to toss them in the wash you will be in the ER with flesh-eating bacteria in unmentionable places and your medical bills are going to greatly outweigh any savings on detergent.
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Well...read all the posts, so I guess there's: Frugal, Cheap, Super Cheap (cheapskate), and outright Thieves!
We are a pretty diverse group.
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"... and then put them on backwards for yet another three days. On day 10 you can use them to clean off your windshield. By then it might be time to toss them in the wash you will be in the ER with flesh-eating bacteria in unmentionable places and your medical bills are going to greatly outweigh any savings on detergent."

Detergent? who said anything about detergent?

(Amethyst, you are getting quite good at this).
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You might be a cheapskate if you hear comments from your boss such as:

"Your shirt has holes in both elbows, you need a new shirt".

"Your pants have a hole in the knee, you need new pants".


I've been on the receiving end of both of these comments.
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I am a cheapskate. I keep hotel shampoo and use it instead of soap in the laundry washing machine. Works great and I only need 1teaspoon to 1tablespoon per wash.

When I have more than enough hotel shampoo, I put it in the Food Bank donation bin in the grocery store. Other toiletries from hotels go there, too.
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When I have more than enough hotel shampoo, I put it in the Food Bank donation bin in the grocery store. Other toiletries from hotels go there, too.
That's a great idea! Thanks for the tip.
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""Actually I wonder if this could be where the legendary "old man/old lady smell" comes from.
Dirty hair, clothes with cooking smells. But mostly hair oil.
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