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If you buy a soda (the small 20 oz bottle) while out and about, save your bottle after you're finished. Take it home, wash it, and fill it with water. If you prefer your water cold put it in the fridge. Then grab it when you need to exercise or go out and about again. It's all ready and you have 2 servings of water right there. You can keep re0using as long as you like. Save money and helps you get in your 8 water a day.

- Submitted by JOELYGIRL29 7/5/2011 in Saving Money | 6 Comments
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DEBBIE_J 7/5/2011 11:37:00 AM

    This is really a bad idea. The plastic in the bottle reacts with the bacteria in your mouth and makes super bacteria. I was almost admitted to the hospital because I reused the bottles and suffered with a severe kidney infection for 6 weeks and multiple rounds of antibiotics until it was discovered what was causing the problem. (I even ran the bottles through the dishwasher between uses)
SOON2BJB-2 7/5/2011 2:24:00 PM

    I agree with Debbie's comment. Reusing water bottles is a bad idea because of the bacteria. A better idea would be to invest in a water bottle that easily comes apart so you can wash it. Also make sure to buy one that has a spout large enough to get a cloth or brush in it because bacteria can easily form in the spout also. Investing a couple dollars in a purifier (if you do not like tap water) will also save you money in the long run. That way spending $5-$25 will give you enough tools to make endless amounts of drinking water.
STEORRA 7/7/2011 7:11:00 AM

    Reusing plastic bottles is also a bad idea because chemicals and seep out of the plastic. Save yourself a hard time and buy a Nalgene. I got a big 32 oz one and I carry it with me everywhere. I won't let myself drink anything but water until I've emptied it at least once.
GBSLIM 7/6/2011 10:54:00 AM

    To each their own.....I'm a reuser.
***DEBRA*** 7/6/2011 9:12:00 AM

    I drink plain old Club Soda/Seltzer Water instead of cola.I get the carbonation kick I want but not all the calories or sodium.
I remove the labels, refill 3/4 of the 1-liter bottles with water and put them in our big stand up freezer.
Filling in the empty air space with ice bottles helps the freezer run more efficiently resulting in lower electric useage.
We also use these ice bottles in our coolers. Just wipe them off and replace them in the freezer till the next time.

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POPEYETHETURTLE 7/5/2011 7:08:00 PM

    I put re-bottled (from my faucet) water in the freezer so I can take water with me on a hot day and still have that refreshing COLD snap.

I reuse my water bottles 3-4 before I lose them or they wear out. I've never had problems in reusing them, but maybe after having been exposed to water-borne bacteria all over the world my stomach has a built in bacteria disposer - or it may be the 6-8 cups of natural yogurt I get each week has made the neighborhood my stomach resides in too dangerous.

Or I'm just lucky.

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