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Tips for Meanies: Thrifty Wisdom from the Oldie

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"For many Meanies, the solace of a nice cup of tea is offset by the pain of having to discard a perfectly good teabag after only one use. But short of hanging up used teabags to dry, what’s the alternative?"

Tips for Meanies presents a host of alternative uses for common or garden household goods. Who knew you could use the humble teabag to make organic fertilizer or to ret
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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published January 1st 2015 by Random House UK (first published October 2nd 2014)
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Mar 31, 2015 Clare O'Beara rated it really liked it
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This is a short little book with lively cartoons on some pages. We learn tips for using lemons, petroleum jelly and vinegar instead of buying costly products. We're told that using half the washing powder or dishwasher powder works as well - don't we all do that?

My favourite tips include adding a little olive oil to an empty mustard jar and shaking well to produce a tasty salad dressing. Also which printer fonts use the least ink. I would add that the main problem with printer ink is that the f
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Jane Thynne was born in Venezuela and educated in London. She graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English and joined the BBC as a journalist. She has also worked at The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Independent, as well as for numerous British magazines. She appears as a broadcaster on Radio 4. Jane is married with three children and lives in London.
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