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Saving on Steel Wool Pads

I am probably one of the most "thrifty" people I know. My husband calls me cheap - LOL When I need to use a scrubbing steel wool pad, I cut them in half or quarters first.

There is a two-fold reason for doing this. One, it sure cuts down on the amount of steel wool pads I buy. They ALWAYS begin to rust before they are used up. Two, it seems to clean and sharpen my scissors also!

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By Sharon (Guest Post)
August 20, 20040 found this helpful

And if you put the pad in a baggy when done with your dishes, and put it in the freezer, it won't rust until you need it next time!! It can be used over and over.

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By syd (Guest Post)
August 20, 20040 found this helpful

If you keep your used steel wool pads in the freezer, you never have to worry about rust. You can wear them down to a nubbin!

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October 2, 20040 found this helpful

I cut them into quarters and halves as well, but if you keep them in a little jar filled with water, the soap in them forms a gel, and they do not rust while in this gel. You can rinse them out after using, and stick em back into the gel, and they weill be ready for you whenever you need them, just grab some of the gel with one when you pull it out, and start scrubbing.

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July 13, 20050 found this helpful

Stretch your steel wool soap pads by tearing off a piece from a pad that accommodates the size needed to scour and then discard after use. There is less waste. Each time you scour, you'll have a new mini scouring pad. And you'll never have to use a scrambled egg ridden pad again.

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By Linda (Guest Post)
July 13, 20050 found this helpful

After using a pad, I place it in a small, tightly capped jar which I keep with my dishwashing and cleaning supplies. Lasts a long time and easy to locate. Freezer sounds like a good idea, but I'd never find it in my freezer! I've tried keeping water in the jar, but I prefer keeping it dry as it's less messy.

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By TonyaG (Guest Post)
July 17, 20050 found this helpful

I have found a good way to keep my steel wool pads from rusting and thus lasting longer. I have a small bowl that I keep a piece of sponge in. I put the steel wool on the sponge when I'm done with it. Just make sure the sponge doesn't sit in water or it will defeat the purpose. Works pretty well for me. :)

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