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Old 09-01-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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When taking a shower, I wet up, turn off the water and lather up. Once done, I turn on the shower again.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:42 PM
 
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When taking a shower, I wet up, turn off the water and lather up. Once done, I turn on the shower again.
DH and I, do the same. In our house we call it "sailor's shower".
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:29 AM
 
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I take a shower the same way and when the weather is hot outside I take a cool shower to help cool myself down and save on hot water.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:02 AM
 
Location: roaming about Allegheny City
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I take a shower the same way and when the weather is hot outside I take a cool shower to help cool myself down and save on hot water.
I do the same. Also, turn your hot water down to the lowest setting. That will save you on your electric or gas bill (depending on which type of hot water heater you have).
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:26 PM
 
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I don't know if its true or not, but this info scared me. Someone told me that a cable/sat. box left on when not in use, uses as much electricity as a fridge.

Pekemom beat me on this, but I also groom my two pups myself. That saves a boatload and the one who hates car rides is less stressed. They also love having it done by me and "ask" to have it done. Thanks all for the great tips.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:15 PM
 
Location: NC
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When taking a shower, I wet up, turn off the water and lather up. Once done, I turn on the shower again.
Wow---I do this when camping, but only when we don't have full hook-ups. Do you save that much on your water bill?
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:30 AM
 
Location: roaming about Allegheny City
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You can reuse coffee grounds, so long as you add just a little bit each time you make coffee. With the beverage as atrociously expensive as it is these days, it's well worth it. There's no noticeable difference in taste.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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put the soap on the dish rag (dish cloth, whatever you call it) instead of in the water. Unless you've got really greasy yukky dishes.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:36 AM
 
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I just built a brick rocket stove using spare bricks and an old oven rack. I use dead branches and wood scrap for fuel, usually for canning wild, feral or surplus fruit. I am out of my reusable lids so I do incur the cost of a lid. Ouch.

I also use black walnut shells in place of charcoal....after eating the black walnuts of course...
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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You can reuse coffee grounds, so long as you add just a little bit each time you make coffee. With the beverage as atrociously expensive as it is these days, it's well worth it. There's no noticeable difference in taste.

I've done this and I really like the method. Now when I'm at work things like coffee are free so there's no limit, lol.

However at home I like to drink at least 2 cups. The first cup (we have a Kuerig single cup) I make one normal cup to get that normal "fix" to wake me up. Then my second cup I scoop half (or even less) out and put a little more fresh on top. You still get the coffee taste without it looking like coffee and tasting like water, lol. Definitely a good way to maek your coffee grounds last a little longer!
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