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Sun 18-Jul-10
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Danny
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I found this one today and I like it a lot. It has several sections. This is the frugal living section.

What do you think?

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Sun 18-Jul-10
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Shereen
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That's a good find, Danny. It certianly covers a wide range of topics in all areas of life. His left side bar menu reminds me of many of the topics in the Old Style forum on the Moneysaving Expert Forums too.

Sun 18-Jul-10
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wave  What a great site.  I have certainly bookmarked this one.  Thanks Danny.  star

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Tue 19-Oct-10
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thriftyfun.com is one i found a while back, tons of useful stuff there 

Wed 20-Oct-10
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looks good at a glance and has been bookmarked for future refsmile

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ThrifyFun is definitely worth a looksee. I made their Starbusrt Ornamnet from pretty but used "the C word" wrapping paper while watching TV last winter.

 

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf54541769.tip.html

 

 

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Thu 21-Oct-10
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Good link, Seth (and Suz).

I found the Spot-Seeding Your Lawn particularly relevant to us. Thanaks a bunch. ok

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Fri 22-Oct-10
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Good website, just spent nearly an hour reading through some of the tips. Some interesting ideas to try.

I was only thinking earlier this morning - dangerous occupation before second cup of tea! - about the ways my nan saved money. Having lived through both world wars she really knew her stuff and, although there are a lot more ideas, the ones that stay most near in my memory were of always picking up the elastic bands that the postman dropped (I still do this to this day! ) ,  the brown paper and string from parcels were carefully folded and kept in a drawer for reuse, good envelopes were reused just covering up her address with the new one. I remember walking a 3 mile round trip to collect the soil from molehills she had seen from the bus, as she said it was such good soil she could use it for seedlings. Stale bread was turned into the inevitable but great tasting bread pudding, socks were hand knitted and subsequently darned, leftover wool from jumpers being turned into highly colourful, stripey and warm welly socks. I could go on - but won't!  I am sure we all have similar memories of how that generation coped on little money but great ingenuity, perhaps we could share a trip down memory lane and find some things that would help us all today?ponder

Fri 22-Oct-10
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My mother was born in 1904 so had the same ethic; the thing I recall best is the sugar bag being emptied of every last grain of sugar, into the sugar bowl.  Butter (margarine rather, the block sort) paper was used to grease cake tins.  Old woollen clothing being unravelled then knitted up as something else, and large clothes being cut down to fit the small member of the family.  She also used Bicarbonate of Soda, salt and lemon juice to do most of the cleaning.  It still works.

I'll try that again!

Fri 22-Oct-10
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Oh gosh, I had forgotten about greasing the cake tins with the marg wrapper! Folded and kept in the fridge till needed! smile It does bring lots of memories back - another one was of making circle and heart shapes out of thin sponge which would be sewn up using a simple back stich about 1/4 of an inch in from the edge but leaving a 1 inch gap at the top. These would be filled with all the tiny ends of soap to make a bath time sponge.

Fri 22-Oct-10
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Fridge?  What fridge?  Pantry is what we had! big_laugh  I don't think sponge had been invented then, we used to put the ends of soap in a cup with some water so that it turned into liquid soap and was spooned onto a flannel.  In my childhood, shampoo came as powder in small paper sachets and hair was washed once a week, I can't imagine doing that now.

I'll try that again!

Fri 22-Oct-10
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I cant imagine that either!  Do you remember the perforated stamps that came on the packets of loose tea? We would stick them into a book but I can't for the life of me remember what we got for a full book confused. The tea wrappers would be saved though along with other colourful wrapping to make paper chains at christmas.

 

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I remember stamps on tea packets, we used Horniman's tea, specific to Wales I believe and the full cards were exchanged for another packet of tea.  I don't recall using tea packets for anything else though.  My Dad would repair our shoes on a last.  Window cleaning was done with newspaper dampened with vinegar and finished with a soft cloth.  I'm loving this, I hope other people join in.

I'll try that again!

Fri 22-Oct-10
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We're forty plus years in the past - give them time they'll catch up!

 

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big_laugh  Forty years and 20 more for me!  Looks to me as though they are logged in but doing other things¦roll_eyes

I'll try that again!

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