How to keep your razor sharp even after months of use.

I’m sure you see all the deals on razors, and how little couponers actually pay for them. That doesn’t mean we should just throw them out when they start to dull a little. To help the environment, and to stretch your money (yes, you CAN stretch the 4¢ you paid for the razor) you’ll want to use this simple trick to keep your blade from dulling.

All you do is place your razor on your forearm, and push in the opposite direction you use to shave. Start at your wrist, and push up to your elbow. I do this for 3 or 4 strokes before and after I shave, and I have been using the same razor for nine months now, with no dulling issue.

I despise shaving, but I hate wasting even more, so I have been using this technique for a few years now, and I usually only have to replace a razor once a year. Unless it is one of those razors that has the shaving cream built into the razor head, but I only use those for travel now.

Another option that I have heard of, but never tried, is to pour a little bit of baby oil on the blades, then run it through water. If you try this method, you should do this before each shave, when the blades are dry.

I’ve read of many different ways of keeping a blade sharp, however, my method is the one I heard of first, and it worked perfectly, so I have never had the want, or need to try a different method. I would love to hear what you do to keep your razors sharp.

Willow Stevens

Willow is a parent of 6, who is starting to feel the emptying nest, with faer oldest child living with his long time girlfriend in a different state, and the next two beginning their talks about jobs and excitment of living on their own. Fae started couponing back in 2007 to save faer growing family some money. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share faer knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Fae enjoys snagging freebies, getting coupon overage, drinking coffee, gardening, rabbits and of course, faer large family.

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