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Old 08-14-2017, 03:32 PM
 
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My mother dropped a roll of toilet paper into the toilet. She set it on top of the toilet tank to dry out so she could still use.
My dad did it with a new stick of chapstick.....it was still sealed but it happened at a hotel and we were grossed out as kids everytime he used it!
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:23 PM
 
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An aunt used dental floss to cut a cake so there was no waste left on the knife....I guess that was better than licking the knife!
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:04 AM
 
Location: USA
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An aunt used dental floss to cut a cake so there was no waste left on the knife....I guess that was better than licking the knife!
This is actually quite common. It results in a cleaner, neat cut - it's not a frugality thing.
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Old 08-16-2017, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Agree - it's a well-known tip for cake cutting. (actually more expensive since you can wash a knife)
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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The title of this thread should be: OMG !
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:51 PM
 
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I've used dental floss to cut homemade cinnamon rolls for baking. It was recommended in a recipe I had.
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Niagara Region
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A friend of the family used to save coffee filters and dry them on the top of his fridge. He told us he managed to use each filter at least twice. We worked out once, that his savings amounted to about $3 a year. I wonder if some of these things are just done for a type of satisfaction, rather than to save money.
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:31 PM
 
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Washing plastic baggies and turning them inside-out to dry. Isn't the cost of soap and water more than that of a new baggie? Isn't your time worth anything?
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:05 PM
 
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My in-laws refill the 20oz soft drink bottles from a 2 liter bottle. At least they keep the refills in separate place in the fridge so guests do not accidentally drink from them.
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Old 08-23-2017, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I once knew a elderly man, living in a 55+ community, who went around the neighborhood collecting used coffee grounds, to re-use in his coffee maker!
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