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Welshy

Hints & tips and ideas?

What money saving tips, hints and ideas have you all got? Smile
Katieowl

Oooh my favourite subject! What do you want to save money on Welshy?

Kate
Welshy

Oooh my favourite subject! What do you want to save money on Welshy?

Kate


Anything and everything as this is my favourite subject too Laughing

How about tights? What could they be used for Question
sally_in_wales



How about tights? What could they be used for Question


chop them up for stuffing small sewing projects, use them washed and doubled for straining fruit for wine or jelly making, stretch over a domed wire frame to make fly screens for cakes or similar, use for tieing plants to canes, stretch over coat hanger shapes to make fairy wings
alison

Use them for straining and cleaning wax. Welshy

I just read up online that they can also be used as a facial scrubber for cleaning your face by scrunching them together and apply just a little water to them and start srubbing your face, this will leave the face like a baby's bum Laughing mochyn

I just read up online that they can also be used as a facial scrubber for cleaning your face by scrunching them together and apply just a little water to them and start srubbing your face, this will leave the face like a baby's bum Laughing

With a crease down the middle? Surprised
Welshy

I just read up online that they can also be used as a facial scrubber for cleaning your face by scrunching them together and apply just a little water to them and start srubbing your face, this will leave the face like a baby's bum Laughing

With a crease down the middle? Surprised


Laughing
marigold

I save money by not buying tights - horrid uncomfortable things.

Ignore fashion and don't be vain - buy the plainest simplest clothes you can find and wear them until they are rags.

Bath/shower once or twice a week and strip wash on the other days.

Use half or less of whatever the packaging tells you is appropriate for cleaning products (personal and household).

Walk instead of driving if the distance is less than 2-3 miles.

Eat everything you buy - if you are fat, buy less, eat less.
Nick

Oooh my favourite subject! What do you want to save money on Welshy?

Kate

Anything and everything as this is my favourite subject too Laughing

How about tights? What could they be used for Question

Keep them on, and you won't get pregnant.

Although your toes may curl.
12Bore

Useful for Siamese twin bank robbers..... Wink Katieowl

Store onions in them, and hang them up to dry.

Buy them all the same colour so if you ladder one leg you can cut it off and wear with another 'single' leg to make a pair.

Wear ladies thick tights under your work trousers to keep warm. Builders do this... but don't always confess. They just hope they don't get run over on the way home
Laughing

Cut sections off and use to tie up your hair.

Kate
Welshy

I personally don't wear any tights but my neighbour gives me a bag full each month - freshly washed - so far I used them as growing bags for allsorts of veggies and also use them with my soap nuts for my washing Smile

Even my old wellies and boots get recycled as I use them as planters for succulent and flowers, what do you use your old shoes, boots or wellies for Question
marigold

Your neighbour gets through a bagful of tights a month? Shocked

I wear my old shoes, boots etc Smile My wellies are about 25 years old! I rarely wear them, but I'm still amazed that the rubber hasn't degraded in that time. My "going out" shoes are a pair of black suede ballet flats which have been worn about three times and are at least 5 years old (I bought them from a CS). When I stopped working and no longer needed smart shoes they went to a CS. Footwear that is too disgusting to wear goes in the bin nowadays, because it really is rank by the time I give up on it Embarassed Laughing .
mochyn

Footwear that is too disgusting to wear goes in the bin nowadays, because it really is rank by the time I give up on it Embarassed Laughing .

Yup. Same here. I was sorting through underwear the other day and wondered what to do with old socks/tights etc and now I know!
T.G

Buy them all the same colour so if you ladder one leg you can cut it off and wear with another 'single' leg to make a pair.

I've done this was sick of having to throw decent tights bar one tiny ladder or hole - just remember to cut the correct leg off Wink or you could end up with two pairs of useless one legged tights Neutral

Wear ladies thick tights under your work trousers to keep warm. Builders do this... but don't always confess. They just hope they don't get run over on the way home

Motorbikers wear them too under their trouser for the same reason - keeping warm - one lad, my OH knew, who worked at the same company as he did when they were yoofs took it a bit too far. He took to wearing fishnet stockings and suspenders, it all came to light when the lad got knocked off his bike and needed medical attention - Laughing - I shouldn't laugh
faerienono

socks make great dusters, just slip them over your hand.

Tights/stockings can be used when making felted soaps/felted pebbles/felt baubles.

I only ever wear the thick tights, like leggings, they seem to last longer, or sheer stckings/holdups, if you ladder one you can replace it.
Bulgarianlily

I am running out of old socks here, I cut them into spirals for tieing up tomatos, and make the colourful ones into sock toys. gz

He took to wearing fishnet stockings and suspenders, it all came to light when the lad got knocked off his bike and needed medical attention - Laughing - I shouldn't laugh

Reminds me of the one who was into women's clothing...and wore a lacy thong under his lycra racing shorts....

which was ok until he came off his bike on a wooden velodrome and had to have splinters removed from his rear....the first aider had a job keeping giggles suppressed enough to keep her hands steady Laughing
Bodger

I save money by not buying tights - horrid uncomfortable things.

Ignore fashion and don't be vain - buy the plainest simplest clothes you can find and wear them until they are rags.

Bath/shower once or twice a week and strip wash on the other days.

Use half or less of whatever the packaging tells you is appropriate for cleaning products (personal and household).

Walk instead of driving if the distance is less than 2-3 miles.

Eat everything you buy - if you are fat, buy less, eat less.

As an added bonus, people in the street will also come up to you and give you money for a cup of tea. Laughing
Aeolienne

I was sorting through underwear the other day and wondered what to do with old socks/tights etc and now I know!
More suggestions here.
mochyn

I needed a bottle brush to get into the corners of bottles, which none of the brushes I had would do.

So I used strips of t-shirt left from making a mat, about 7" long, 3 or 4 of them, and tied them to the end of a chop stick.

Works really well! Very Happy
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