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Old 01-19-2019, 04:42 PM
 
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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'.

I think they still make good ones. I bought one at Target almost 14 years ago and it's working fine.
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:56 PM
 
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I save rubber bands from the produce that I buy and reuse them.

I save paper clips if something comes with them.

I save the twist ties from loaves of bread. They have lots of uses.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I save rubber bands from the produce that I buy and reuse them.

I save paper clips if something comes with them.

I save the twist ties from loaves of bread. They have lots of uses.
Me, too! I use them when I open new bags of frozen veggies, etc. Used several just today.
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
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I had my alarm clock since 1994. I still use my phone but I have the clock just as a back up.
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I had my alarm clock since 1994. I still use my phone but I have the clock just as a back up.
I actually don't use my plug-in phone anymore because of the cost of electricity. Anything that stays plugged in 24/7, costs you in electricity. So, I just use the cell phone now. I charge it up, then unplug the charging cord.
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I keep repairing the rotting, disintegrating boot that I bought 5 years ago for $20, marked down
from $49 of course.
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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Love you folks! Finally some folks like me. I learned to be frugal from my grandparents who raised a family during the Great Depression. I will incorporate some of your ideas.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:27 PM
 
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Me, too! I use them when I open new bags of frozen veggies, etc. Used several just today.

And of course, those twist ties can be used over and over, until they finally break. Has anyone else noticed that twist ties have gotten cheaper-feeling (less sturdy) and break more quickly? What is this world coming to when they have to skimp while making twist ties?
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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And of course, those twist ties can be used over and over, until they finally break. Has anyone else noticed that twist ties have gotten cheaper-feeling (less sturdy) and break more quickly? What is this world coming to when they have to skimp while making twist ties?
LOL, it depends. For groceries - yes, they're cheap and break easily. When you get something delivered and twist ties are involved, they're usually nice and sturdy and long. I cut them into shorter sections, if I need to. For instance, I just bought a rolling cart on Amazon and they attached the wheels to the frame with twist ties. Nice sturdy ones. I can probably get 4 good ones that will last years out of them :-)
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:09 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I save rubber bands from the produce that I buy and reuse them.

I save paper clips if something comes with them.

I save the twist ties from loaves of bread. They have lots of uses.
Yes. Yes. Yes.

I don't think I've ever bought rubber bands. Paper clips, I still have metal ones. I have some plastic ones that came with something but I didn't buy them. Box of used twist ties is in the kitchen and comes in handy.

I also make use of leftover vegetable peelings. And that's just normal if you are a gardener. It's called composting and mostly you just throw the peels into a large container (or a pile in the back yard if you have a yard) instead of into the disposal. You add dirt on top, then more peels, more dirt, etc. It decomposes pretty fast and you end up with free potting soil that already contains free fertilizer.
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