So you may be aware that the Scots have a dreadfully unfair reputation as a race that is tighter (with money) than a ducks ars#.
As much as i would like to say that this is completely undeserved, i have been known to secrete 5c coins away in the hope that they will reproduce 50c pieces, and i do get a recurring sharp pain in the wallet area when the family shower more often than once every other day…. it all costs money, people… 🙂
So, when i was put in charge of all things domestic, i took it upon myself to ‘rationalise the use of available resources’, as Qantas would say…
So, in a new series of blog posts, based on the theme of Scots being tightars#s, here’s a few suggestions to stretch that dollar/pound/Euro a bit further…
1. We have a dishwasher. And a small child. As such, it is used at least once a day. We use these tablets, from a supermarket that rhymes with ‘moles’
It turns out that you can cut them in half (the tablets, not the moles) with a sharp knife, and there is NO depreciation in the quality of the washed dishes, when only using half a tablet. Hey presto, at least $10 saved, which equals a reasonable bottle of NZ Sauvignon Blanc.
2. On the theme of dishwashers, have you tried using vinegar as the rinse aid liquid? No? Then give it a go. No chemicals on your washed dishes, and depending on the hardness of your water, there may be no discernible difference. Maybe a nice Pinot Noir, this time…
3. And on the theme of vinegar, i will write a more comprehensive post on this wonderful nectar, but you can also use it as a surface cleaner, fabric conditioner in the washing machine and it even tastes pretty good on a fried blue grenadier with minimum chips.
Have a great weekend, y’all.