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Old 01-19-2019, 08:51 AM
 
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Yes. Consumer Reports magazine, and the New York Times, says a half-cap of liquid detergent is plenty adequate
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The manufacturers just want to sell you more product than you need.
Hmm. I started doing it to be cheap on detergent.

Funny the magazines and papers tested it and found it works.

I have been doing that for about 35 years.....i guess for once i was ahead of the times....

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Old 01-19-2019, 08:58 AM
 
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Yes. Consumer Reports magazine, and the New York Times, says a half-cap of liquid detergent is plenty adequate
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The manufacturers just want to sell you more product than you need.

That's what I use. And when the jug of laundry detergent is "empty", I fill it with water as the washing machine is filling. That gets me plenty of soap suds for the last use before I recycle the bottle.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:00 AM
 
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Mine is a his-n-her alarm clock.

It is now 24 years old. My mother got it for for Christmas.

My OH has been through about 4 alarm clocks in the 18 years weve been together.

Must be they were made better 'way back then'.


Ours is a his-n-her alarm clock, too. Someone asked me why I don't use my cellphone as my alarm clock. Because I don't want to be awakened at 3 AM by random texts and wrong numbers, that's why! My cellphone stays in the kitchen while I get my shuteye.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Yes. Consumer Reports magazine, and the New York Times, says a half-cap of liquid detergent is plenty adequate
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The manufacturers just want to sell you more product than you need.
Agree. I do this when I am running a load, but my wife does not.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:57 AM
 
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I have a great cell phone plan (Ting) that charges for what you use. (Average monthly bill runs under $20 for me.) I get annoyed when I get the first text during a new billing period because that adds $3 to the bill (1-100 messages are $3). I don't like to use it much for voice calls, either- over 100 minutes adds another $6 to the bill. I ask people to call me on my land line for extended conversations.
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:34 PM
 
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I have a great cell phone plan (Ting) that charges for what you use. (Average monthly bill runs under $20 for me.) I get annoyed when I get the first text during a new billing period because that adds $3 to the bill (1-100 messages are $3). I don't like to use it much for voice calls, either- over 100 minutes adds another $6 to the bill. I ask people to call me on my land line for extended conversations.
you should switch from Ting. they are not the cheapest. there is Mint mobile...for $15 /month its unlimited talk and text and 2gb data.
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
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you should switch from Ting. they are not the cheapest. there is Mint mobile...for $15 /month its unlimited talk and text and 2gb data.
Fa real? 15 dollars?
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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I'm so frugal that I didn't buy anything and lived cheaply through all your posts and saying "Hah, I didn't spend anything!"
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:28 PM
 
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Fa real? 15 dollars?
https://www.mintmobile.com/plans/

yes; have had it for a year now, it works fine for me. they use tmobiles network
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:39 PM
 
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Someone I once knew was so frugal that he didn't use toothpaste as he believed toothpaste was a marketing gimmick, just brushed with water.
Actually, even the dentist will tell you that most of the cleaning of your teeth comes from the brushing, and not the toothpaste.

One of the best ways to control plaque is brushing your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day. But you donít need toothpaste to do this, just a soft toothbrush and good brushing techniques will remove plaque.

https://www.dentalplans.com/dental-i...amage-my-teeth

At the very least, you only need to use a fraction of what is shown on the commercials:

Whatever type of toothpaste you choose to use, donít mimic commercials and smear your brush with a huge stripe of the stuff. A pea sized drop is sufficient.
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