Monday, October 4, 2010

Make your razors last

Strange, I know, but I like any ideas of how to save money and make things last, don't you? (Well, that...and I don't think I'm brave enough to try this yet.)

When you finish using your razor, dry it by rubbing it upwards against a towel. Tap it off a couple times, and run it upwards (this is very important if you want to avoid shaving your towels! ha!) on the towel again. Keeping your razor dry is the key to stop it from going dull. For a little extra surety, run your blow dryer on it for 15-20 seconds as well.

Since I learned this tip last spring (yes, two FULL summers ago), I've only gone through 2 cartridges on my razor! ...and the second one isn't showing any signs of dulling yet.

What's your favorite time- or money-saving tip?


  1. Amazing!!! I just bought a new one last night. Now I know what to do to keep it around. Thanks for the great tip and for linking to Transform tuesday!!

  2. I'll be trying this! Great tip - thx for sharing!

  3. Awesome!
    Isn't it amazing what a little bit of extra care can do.

  4. I am going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing it on Thrilling Thursday!

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  6. Excellent tip! I'm totally going to try this.

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

  7. Anything to save money for sure and razors tend to be on the expensive side. I'm going to be sure to tell my husband this trick because he's picky about his razor and won't use just any that I can get a good deal on with sales and coupons!
    Thanks for linking up with my Frugal Friday.

  8. I've been doing this for years, and it really works!

    My favorite money-saving tip is to use a reusable menstrual cup instead of tampons or pads; it works better and is more convenient and better for the environment, too!!


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