Saturday, January 5, 2008

One razor per year!

I was just listening to the radio show "The Best of Clark Howard" on WWWT in DC. One tip I gleaned from it was a way to extend big-time the useful life of a razor blade. All you have to do is rinse it off with hot water after use, dry it off on a towel, and then blow dry it! Simple! Imagine how much money our family can save just by doing this? Let's see. We use 5 per week at $.15 each x 52 weeks = $39. In 10 years it would cost us $390 to have smooth faces and legs! If we follow this simple little trick we can save $382.50! If you use only one per week you would save $7.65 ($76.50 in 10 years). Sounds great, right?

On the other hand, your return for your time isn't great. It's going to take you probably 30 seconds to rinse and dry your razor. That's 3.03 hours per year to save $7.65 ( a mere $2.52 per hour) not counting the cost for electricity. Couldn't you find some other activity that would save you more than $2.52 per hour spent?

If you have lots of time on your hands this might be worth it, especially if you want to decrease your landfill input. But if time is tight for you, this is NOT worth your time.


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