Frugal Tips Competition

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Re: Frugal Tips Competition
« Reply #45 on: June 22, 2009, 18:33 »
Oh Kieron - me "a bit harsh" ?     NEVER  :ohmy:

You are soooooo funny for such a newbie  ::)
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Re: Frugal Tips Competition
« Reply #46 on: June 23, 2009, 09:09 »
I think I may now be considered the local nutter in our local supermarkets as I can be seen on tip toes to see what gems they have put out of my reach and then on my knees to see what they are hiding on the bottom shelves  :ohmy:
Thanks a bunch you lot  :tongue2: (I have picked up some bargains though)  :nowink:

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Re: Frugal Tips Competition
« Reply #47 on: June 23, 2009, 09:17 »
Being only 5 feet tall there is no way I can see what bargains are on the top shelf or in the bottom of freezers however the bottom shelf is where most gems are found (at least I have to keep telling myself that  :D) and I'm closer to that  :lol:
« Last Edit: June 23, 2009, 09:22 by joyfull »
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: Frugal Tips Competition
« Reply #48 on: June 23, 2009, 12:21 »
sign up to join tesco home panels to test/try free items. Today I got a kettle free to try (trial lasts 4 weeks) and I get to keep it and am now waiting for an all purpose cleaner.
 

Perhaps I'd better not get the cleaner as that will mean housework  :ohmy:

Cleaner just arrived, drat that means I've got to do some house work  :(

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Re: Frugal Tips Competition
« Reply #49 on: June 23, 2009, 12:22 »
Always put the lids on pans when cooking (unless you are trying to reduce a sauce) - uses less heat and brings things to the boil quicker

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Re: Frugal Tips Competition
« Reply #50 on: June 23, 2009, 14:27 »
In that vein (I don't think its been mentioned yet) "Turn off oven 5 minutes before the cooking will finish"

I read this somewhere, but have found it neigh-on impossible in practice :(

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Re: Frugal Tips Competition
« Reply #51 on: June 23, 2009, 15:11 »
It works with fish Kristen  :D

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Re: Frugal Tips Competition
« Reply #52 on: June 23, 2009, 20:48 »
Can't see anyone has posted this yet. I have a remote controlled socket. Computer and all it's attached peripherals, and TV can now all be switched off with the press of a button. I also turn off the socket that has my phone charger attached. Not a massive saving, but looking after the pennies...... :)
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« Reply #53 on: June 24, 2009, 10:36 »
buy John's book Low cost Living, all the tips are in there.

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Re: Frugal Tips Competition
« Reply #54 on: June 24, 2009, 13:10 »
"It works with fish Kristen"

Yup, I know it works. I just never remember to do it!!

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Re: Frugal Tips Competition
« Reply #55 on: June 24, 2009, 13:27 »
When making a single cup of tea or coffee - do not fill the kettle.

Now someone please tell that to Mrs Digger!
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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« Reply #56 on: June 24, 2009, 16:14 »
This won't save you vast amounts of cash (cos they aren't that expensive anyway), but you can recycle till they break, its a useful tip for the garden,  particularly when you aint got a pair of scissors to hand, and is totally reusable, if you remember to do it right!

Cable Ties : when closing them, thread them through the opposite way i.e. with the smooth side on the inside, the ribbed side on the outside. You can still tighten it as far as you want, but also slacken undo and reuse it when needs be, because the non reversible ribs haven't been caught in the built in clasp
« Last Edit: June 24, 2009, 17:48 by barney rubble »

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Re: Frugal Tips Competition
« Reply #57 on: June 27, 2009, 19:41 »
Unless you like really really strong tea you can make 2 mugs with one tea bag :) Mum always did with typhoo and i can with coop 99  ;)


Only 2 mugs?? I can get at least 3. And I usually have a 'mug for the day' which gets a quick rinse (cold water fine!) before my next drink.

Guests get a fresh bag + mug if they're very special... :)

Ok I do like my tea quite weak...

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Re: Frugal Tips Competition
« Reply #58 on: June 27, 2009, 19:51 »
My tip is to use a 'hay box' for cooking rice.
Cooks well, stays hot but doesn't boil over or dry, plus min use of energy.
Has high 'clever factor' feeling.

I use a cardboard box filled with shredded paper; bring pan of rice to boil on hob; nestle pan in box and cover with towel to insulate top. Forget about pan until you need the rice later. (Turn off hob!)

I haven't experimented with cooking anything else - meat and some veg apparently work. Got the idea I think from a leaflet based on low-tech solutions in rural africa ...

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Re: Frugal Tips Competition
« Reply #59 on: June 27, 2009, 21:21 »
My tip is to use a 'hay box' for cooking rice.
I use a cardboard box filled with shredded paper; bring pan of rice to boil on hob; nestle pan in box and cover with towel to insulate top. Forget about pan until you need the rice later. (Turn off hob!)
Isn't it soggy by the time you remember it though?
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