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Old 11-20-2011, 03:50 PM
 
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Ration TP? Why not just use the left hand like so many people in other cultures do? Just use water, and wash your hands well.

That being said, I don't ration TP. And I buy the expensive stuff.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:58 PM
 
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Ration TP? Why not just use the left hand like so many people in other cultures do? Just use water, and wash your hands well.

That being said, I don't ration TP. And I buy the expensive stuff.
You bring up a good point. Using TP is wasteful overall and unnecessary... but I prefer it.... and a non-rationed amount. Frankly it's all about me feeling clean rather than saving money.

But to those who are trying to be frugal, using TP at all instead of their hand and water..... makes no sense.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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I take my empty water bottles that I buy for about $3 per case and refill them from the kitchen faucet when empty. Take that designer bottled water companies.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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Ration TP? Why not just use the left hand like so many people in other cultures do? Just use water, and wash your hands well.

Ewww, that's even worse than the guy who separates the two-ply tissue and makes two rolls out of one.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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I take my empty water bottles that I buy for about $3 per case and refill them from the kitchen faucet when empty. Take that designer bottled water companies.

I don't buy bottled water, either. I don't store water in bottles, either. Even retail bottled-water has an expiration date on it. I fill and go as needed.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:54 PM
 
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Ewww, that's even worse than the guy who separates the two-ply tissue and makes two rolls out of one.
They're all in the same category though. If you're rationing toilet paper, that means you're VERY concerned with being ABSOLUTELY frugal with no consideration on the impact of the quality of life. You might as well go the extra 1% and scrap the toilet paper overall.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:19 PM
 
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They're all in the same category though. If you're rationing toilet paper, that means you're VERY concerned with being ABSOLUTELY frugal with no consideration on the impact of the quality of life. You might as well go the extra 1% and scrap the toilet paper overall.

Yeah, they probably are in the same category. I wasn't disputing that. Just the entire thought of going without TP altogether is not something I'd consider. There are extremes to which many go in their frugality. IMO, this is extreme. Isn't it nice? My money, my choice.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:38 PM
 
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Unplugging the clocks while out on vacation has to be the cheapest. Assuming three clocks which might use one watt, that is saving about 12 cents over two weeks.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:23 PM
 
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12 cents? Not even enough to buy a pack of gum.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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I don't cut the toothpaste tubes but I do make sure I squeeze as much as I can out before it goes in the garbage.

I "marry" my bottles of things like shampoo, ketchup, taco sauce, and barbecue sauce. And it doesn't matter if the shampoo are two different "flavors" - such as apple going into coconut or whatever. Same thing with the barbecue sauce - tangy honey can go into whatever other flavor I'm opening. I also do this with liquid laundry detergent and fabric softeners.

I can remember my mom putting a few drops of water into the almost empty ketchup bottles, and swirling it around so the last little bit would pour out of the bottle. I do that, too, sometimes.

I mix like ingredients also. I remember seeing my dad put water in the bottom of the ketchup bottle.
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