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    Senior Member jp1's Avatar
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    I have a pair of loafer dress shoes that I've had resoled at least half a dozen times, back when I wore them to work regularly. The $25 at the ancient cobbler around the corner from my apartment every six months or so was much better than buying new shoes every six months. Now I wear rubber soled shoes when I need to dress for work and sneakers most other days so it's not an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiam View Post
    Some of those I don't find as frugal. I'm not sure making my own lemonade would be that frugal. Lemons are very expensive where I am. I'm not sure how much I would save on washing my own lettuce. I used to insist, but I've found that I just buy two big packages of lettuce and eat those for dinners a lot and use it more because I'm tired and I might just not bother with making a salad if I have to drag out the lettuce and wash it and dry it, so, being lazy like that, I lose money! I think I'd have to have some high dollar shoes to make reparing and resoling them worth while. I find myself quite the pauper these days and it's thrift store shoes for me.
    Tiam: That is funny since you are absolutely my HERO for the long-ago advice to use the salad spinner to both wash and store lettuce in the fridge. I found that advice to be life changing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkytoe View Post
    On certain items, those throwaway razors (especially after regular use on legs or whatever) used lightly are good at removing pills.
    I am with you on the disposable razor. I had both an electric de-piller and a de-pilling stone, and I find a disposable razor to work better than either on the rare occasion that I need to do this.

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    I just tried a razor and it worked pretty well. Thanks!

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