Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday: Prolonging razorblades

I was just amazed at how well this works, so I wanted to share it with my fellow WFMW-ers.

Instead of having to replace my razor blade every week, I'm able to go several weeks with the same razor blade before I feel the overwhelming urge to toss it!

When I'm done shaving in the shower/tub instead of letting it air dry, I rub the razor blade against my towel, or heat it with the blow dryer for a few seconds. According to Clark Howard the reason why our razor blades dull is soap and water residue; not all that hair!

I just love Clark's insight and crazy ideas, especially when they work for me! :- ) And this one will save me OVER $90 a year. ($8.95/4 razors = $2.24. 1 razor/week * 52 weeks = $116.48.) 1 razor blade @ $2.24 every six weeks for 52 weeks = $20.13.) $116.48 - $20.13 = $96.35.

Clark and his other readers say they can make a disposable blade or razor last for a year to 17 months! Can you imagine?! That's $2.24 (1 razor/17 months) vs. $170.24 (1 razor/week for 17 months).

Take a peak over at Rocks In My Dryer to see what other great ideas are being shared! :D


SAHMmy Says said...

Great tip! Will pass this on to hubby as well--he feels the need to grab a new razor at least weekly and since he's slowly "upgraded" over the years his razors are almost $3 each! This will save us some serious cash!

Marie said...

I usually use mine about 2 months before changing them, didn't know you were supposed to change them every week.

Family O'Foxes said...

Interesting...I will have to try this.

I listen to Clark Howard as I'm driving my son home from gymnastic practice.

Andrea said...

Very good tip. I'm gonna try this one!