Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Permanent Markers Save Money

Permanent markers have many uses around the home,  school and office.  Have you thought about their money saving ways ?  Here are a few ways I use them around my home -

*  When leftovers are ready to be frozen  I label the containers with a length of masking tape and use a permanent marker to write the name of the meal,  date and how many serves.  This is  a great way to rotate stock in the freezer to avoid freezer burn or guessing what the mystery package is.

*  I've had a few items of black clothing splashed with a fine spray of bleach.  A permanent marker is fabulous for coloring in the little  bleach spots.

*  The outer layer of shoes can get damaged showing the underlying layer.  I use  a  permanent marker to color in the damage.  No need to buy another pair of shoes.

*  Scruff marks on black hand bags can be colored in with a permanent marker.  Just buff off any excess ink to avoid damaging your clothes and other surfaces.



  1. They are also good for touching up scratches on dark wooden furniture, a trick I have used lots of times!

  2. These are excellent thrifty ideas. Thanks for sharing with us!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  3. It rains a lot in western Oregon, where I grew up and went to college (think Great Britain). Good boots were practically non-existent (and definitely not stylish) when I started college in 1964. Instead, girls wore canvas tennis shoes (think Keds) to class, then dried them out in their room when they returned. The girl whose room was next to mine wore a hole in the toe of her black tennies and couldn't afford new shoes. No problem--she painted her big toenail black with a felt marker!

  4. These are good ideas. Thank you.

  5. Thank you for these tips. I had a favourite pair of pants that got bleach spots from a faulty nozzle on a bottle of bleach in a shop. I've just used a marker to colour in the splashes and it looks good. So happy to wear the pants again.

  6. I do all of those! One day I will learn not to wear my good clothes when cleaning though and then I won't need to colour them in anymore.... Glad I'm not the only one though! :-D


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