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Mon May 23, 2011, 06:55 PM

A group I never knew existed, but I like it.

I suppose that playing around in this DU3 makes me do a little more exploring than I had in the past. Call me frugal if you are being kind, call me cheap or a tightwad if you choose. I am not embarrassed or offended either way.

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Reply A group I never knew existed, but I like it. (Original post)
Curmudgeoness May 2011 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2011 #1
RKP5637 Dec 2011 #2
maddezmom Dec 2011 #3
Curmudgeoness Dec 2011 #5
maddezmom Dec 2011 #6
Curmudgeoness Dec 2011 #7
maddezmom Dec 2011 #8
Curmudgeoness Dec 2011 #9
maddezmom Dec 2011 #10
Curmudgeoness Dec 2011 #11
maddezmom Dec 2011 #12
Hutzpa Dec 2011 #4

Response to Curmudgeoness (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 05:52 PM

1. I was aware of it, just never posted much in it.

I think it can be very useful, however!

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 11:28 PM

2. K&R !!! n/t

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 09:54 AM

3. you should sign up to be a host

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 06:07 PM

5. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the cheapskape group!!!

If you don't wash and reuse your plastic bags, you may not belong here.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 06:51 PM

6. I don't rewash mine

but then again I rarely use them unless it's for freezing meat. I'm big on plastic containers that I can wash and reuse. My favorite are klip its because they are square and easily store and fit in the refridge and cabinets.


They also are leak proof which is handy when my son pulls everything out of the refridge.

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:03 PM

7. And I thought that you were super frugal!

Didn't want to waste water washing---just reuse them!



Actually, you have a good idea and they will last longer than plastic bags....I use that same idea, but mine are containers from other things that I just save and reuse. Except for some Tupperware that I bought when I was young, I don't buy containers.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:10 PM

8. we can recycle those here

One thing I do keep are large plastic juice containers...clean them out and use them for water when hurricane season hits.

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:19 PM

9. Ah, yes, I remember those days when I lived in Houston.

And I still have a shelf full of plastic milk/juice containers, just in case. But we haven't had a hurricane hit here in PA for a LONG time.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 07:51 PM

10. okay, you got me thinking

Since I normally use reusable shopping bags, I was running low on the reg. plastic one I save and use for my son's dirty diapers. I had the opportunity reuse a few large plastic ziplock/bags. One was a ziplock of some frozen bananas/strawberries, I freeze for smoothies after they get a bit too ripe..didn't have to rinse. Another from some garlic bread...didn't rinse. And the other was from a GIANT bag of frozen peas...again didn't rinse. So feels good to re-purpose 3 plastic bags and didn't waste any water.

edited for typo or lack or proof reading on my part.

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:04 PM

11. You know I was joking, right?

Actually, the garlic bread, ok. Frozen peas, no problem. But...bananas and strawberries---no so sure about that one. Be careful.

I wash my bags, but I don't have a dishwasher so have to do it in the sink. I just add the bags with the rest of the dishes---no wasted water since it is already there.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:09 PM

12. you might have been but I've always had a problem with how much water I waste

trying to reuse or even recycle. And I think the banana/strawberry bag will be fine as didn't sit around....it was used first thing in the am....

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 11:21 AM

4. Me too

sound like something I can spend more time in.

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