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Old 01-01-2015, 10:03 PM   #241
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Back in my youth, I was having a beer or several at a friend's place. I went to his bathroom for a pee and saw a bunch of condoms drying on the shower curtain rod...
I think some, if not most of the ultra-frugal people responding to this thread would have washed out those condoms after they had found them. No telling exactly where those condoms had been before.
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Old 01-02-2015, 01:41 PM   #242
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Originally Posted by Amethyst View Post
The reused-condom story nearly made me sick.
That one grossed me out too, and I'm a guy.
When I was a kid I wanted to be older. This is not what I expected.
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I'd be careful with the tea tree oil around pets. Just because it is 'natural' doesn't mean it isn't toxic.
+1. I have a parakeet and a dog and am very careful with anything I use in the house. Non stick cookware is also off limits since it can release toxic fumes if overheated and will kill a bird. I'm thinking it can't be too good for us either !

Other frugal things I do:
- grow new plants from seeds or cuttings
- grow my own herbs (although thats mostly for the flavor / freshness factor
- choose repair over replace (until it becomes unsightly or inefficient / ineffective)
- freeze dry kale as a treat for my bird. The dried greens they sell for birds is basically alfalfa crumbs that are too small for hamsters and I feel like I'm paying for something they should give away ! I know where my kale has been (unlike those used condoms or the prepackaged dried greens) and how its been prepared.
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