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Letting your inner cheap out

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by buc, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. buc

    buc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you dare to share your best inner cheap.

    Today I need to shave, so, to teach my youngest son a little about solar heating, I took the 100 ft. garden hose, charged it with water and let is sit in the sun for about 3 hours.

    I then went out with a one gallon milk jug and collected one gallon of perfectly hot water, saving the propane required to heat it.
     
  2. Mac Momma

    Mac Momma Crabgrass Queen

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    OOOOHHHHHh! I love it! LUV IT!
     
  3. Mac Momma

    Mac Momma Crabgrass Queen

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    I take the hose off the washing maching during the rinse cycle to catch the rinse water for reuse on non-edible plants. but, not so much cheap as conservative! We are in a major drought.
     
  4. buc

    buc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that there are those on this site that have better ones then the one I just shared.
     
  5. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Oh, those garden hoses in the sun are great for a hot outdoor shower, too [​IMG] Good thing we live in the country [​IMG]
     
  6. buc

    buc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Now you are talking.


    I collect the water from the central air conditioner to water all sorts of things.
     
  7. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a $8.00 solar shower at wal-mart so when the kids are done in the swimming pool, I rinse and wash them up outside. No using the hotwater in the house. The kids think it is fun to shower outside. It holds 5 gallons of water and it really goes a long way. I even had my dh out there taking a shower.
     
  8. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I am waiting for the water to get hot I catch in a 2 gal. picture to water plants with. AND I have been making "sun" tea lately to keep from turning on the stove.
     
  9. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wash & reuse plastic sandwich bags/freezer bags, depending on what was initially in them.
     
  10. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

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    I tie together rubber bands when they break. Rubber bands that were re-used (we get them all the time around bundles of mail) anyway.

    I also use cloth diapers (only ever bought one pack of diapers in my son's life, and that was for an 11-hour road trip!!) and use the clothesline almost exclusively. I buy bulk basics...flour, rice, beans, cheese. That's just a few things, I know there are more. But I don't know if they classify so much as "cheap", maybe more like "frugal" (and, in many cases, environmentally friendly). Tying rubber bands together....now that is just cheap!! [​IMG]
     

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