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What do you do to cut expenses down?

Discussion in 'Frugal Living - Making and Saving Money' started by Beekissed, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Jul 22, 2019
    wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Almost Self-Reliant

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    When I first got a HD washing machine, I used too much soap and it foamed too much and go into the rollers. It removed the grease from the bearings and I had to have the machine repaired. Repairman says that is the most common repair that he did with the new HD machines.
    By using a little less soap, my clothes are still getting plenty clean and the appliances last - at least until we move, lol.
     
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  2. Jul 22, 2019
    Britesea

    Britesea Sustainability Master

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    I make my own laundry detergent, and measure it with a scoop- so it doesn't suds up much, just cuts the surface tension of the water so the dirt comes out-- that's what soap is for; the suds just LOOK more effective.
     
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    moxies_chickennuggets

    moxies_chickennuggets Super Self-Sufficient

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    I fix and repair my washing machine...myself. I like the model and since there are no new ones being made. It is a Kenmore 90 series.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    I'm about to start a bathroom remodel. I pulled the toilet and ripped up the flooring alllll by myself! I'm pretty good at tearing things up, lol.
     
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    Marianne

    Marianne Super Self-Sufficient

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    We have a Fisher-Paykel, a Danish made machine. Totally awesome, uses less water, spins clothes so dry it takes half the time in the dryer. The pump went out once, $80 on Ebay for the new one, Bill swapped it out in just a few minutes. He said it was the easiest repair he had done on anything.
     

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