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Old 01-04-2007, 06:48 PM   #1
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Forget Dryer sheets... do you reuse tissues?

I notice when I have a cold that I can get two or three nose blows out of a single tissue. If you are a tissue reuser, please share where you store your reusable tissues... I'm getting tired of staring at them on my desk! I'm thinking maybe the garlic jar I have might work well... ventilated so they eventually dry out, but opaque so they aren't visible :-)

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Old 01-04-2007, 06:50 PM   #2
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Why not just use your sleeve? Or even better, somebody else's sleeve.
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Reusable tissues, now I've heard everything.
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Cloth handkerchiefs.
Haven't had a cold in years.
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Ugh. No way.

I do tend to do little things now that I never did when I was younger - like save the catchup packets and napkins that come with take out. I use the catchup rarely at home, but when I need it I have it, so that is one item taken off the grocery list. Likewise, I have not had to buy paper napkins in ages, since most of the take out places shove a ton of them in each bag of take out.

Now, if I could get myself to just quit the take out all together, and go back to cooking my own food at home. I made no News Year's resolutions, but this year, I think I am going to push to gravitate out of prepared foods (easy but expensive to buy in grocery store) and try to do more rice cooker, veggie, fruits, cereals, etc. We will see how it goes. As a single guy with no adult supervision, backsliding is awfully easy

But re-using tissues?
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Pass on re-use unless last one left and out and about.

Now, if I could get myself to just quit the take out all together, and go back to cooking my own food at home. I made no News Year's resolutions, but this year, I think I am going to push to gravitate out of prepared foods (easy but expensive to buy in grocery store) and try to do more rice cooker, veggie, fruits, cereals, etc. We will see how it goes. As a single guy with no adult supervision, backsliding is awfully easy

Holler if you need ideas. Cooking is one of my fortes and simple can still be darn good!
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He he.....never reused tissues, but the catsup packets and paper napkins is something DW has always done. She has a big container in the frig with mustard, catsup, jellies, etc.
Speaking of tissues.....we got our house wrapped back in the spring.....don't know why. Anyway, these kids used about 12 rolls of expensive paper and only about 10 feet unrolled from each. Those sure have come in handy for stuff like cleaning zert fittings, spills in the garage, paint drips and such. I'm down to my last 2 rolls.
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As I have had chronic allergic rhinitis (a runny nose) I am an expert on tissues and tissue conservation. I found that it was best and most discreet to have two or three cloth hankies going.
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Holler if you need ideas. Cooking is one of my fortes and simple can still be darn good!
I may just do that, thanks!

Maybe ten years ago I followed Dr. Ornish's Low Fat regime for about a year (old habits are always lurking, though, and I fel laway over time) and I really surprised myself by how quickly you could whip up some good, homecooked, and healthy food. I used to love baked salmon over some wild rice (maybe 20 minutes total), or no cheese bean nachos on low fat chips (adding fresh chopped scallions, cumin, and some lemon juice to the beans made for a terrific spread), etc.

I think I lost 50 lbs or more, all while feeling terrific... all is now back in place, of course.
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This is why I keep my hair long. It's amazing how absorbant hair is. :P
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I have minor alergies all year here in California. So this is my technique (perfected over a life time):

store tissues in left pants pocket
always have at least 2 and perhaps 3
reuse until starting to shred, then discard in waste container
if wife asks for one always give her the bottom (unused) one

Hope this is not too explicit.

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This is why I keep my hair long. It's amazing how absorbant hair is. :P
Remind self... NEVER run fingers thru Sgeeeee's hair!!! And he lives close enough to be a neighbor (I think)!!!
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This is why I keep my hair long. It's amazing how absorbant hair is. :P
And you save on haircuts, too ;-)

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I often use toilet paper to blow my nose if it is handy. Tissues cost around .5-.75 cents each. Toilet paper is 12 sheets for a penny. Even though I use 2-3 sheets of TP at a time, it is still marginally cheaper. Talk about penny pinching...

Assuming 3 nose-blows/day and a savings of 0.55 cents per blow, I manage to save $6 per year. I can also calibrate the quantity of toilet paper used to match the expected need from the nose-blow. That's kind of weird when I write it out. Maybe I should stop analyzing things like this...

I don't typically reuse tissues if I have a fresh one handy though.
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Cloth handkerchiefs.
Haven't had a cold in years.
I've got to say I just don't get the cloth hankies. Maybe it's just a generational thing? I think Maxim magazine said it best when commenting on them "what's next, carrying around used toilet paper in your briefcase?"

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As a single guy with no adult supervision, backsliding is awfully easy
Crazy Connie = single guy

Missed that one. Oops. Sorry.

But I could use any and all easy cook-at-home ideas. Didn't we have a recipe thread here once?
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I'm surprised that LBYM crowd have not suggested a "highlander" or "native american Indian" solution: Just blow it on the ground - no need to use very expensive tissues.
Or Japanese solution - it's considered in very bad taste to use handkerchief/tissue in general, so "sucking it up and swallowing your snot" is the recommended course of action there.
Or Balkan solution - blow it into the sink.

Kudos to Dr. sgeeee for the hair trick.
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Only if desperate.

I guess there truly is no topic that is off limits...
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AMAZING!!----The knowledge one can absorb, over the internet.
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I'm surprised that LBYM crowd have not suggested a "highlander" or "native american Indian" solution: Just blow it on the ground - no need to use very expensive tissues.
AKA: Farmer nose blow.
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