Monday, December 3, 2012

I love saving money

Who doesn't love to save money?  Well, I didn't hear anybody speak up.  So I guess we all like to save money.  The latest and greatest way I've found to save money, is making our liquid laundry detergent.  It works well, smells fresh and saves a ton of money. "Kinda makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside".   Another thing is making our dishwasher detergent.

Last night one of my daughters said she was out of dishwasher detergent, could I spare some. Sure I had some to share. And this morning I decided to make another batch, here's how I did it.

1 cup Borax
1 cup A&H washing soda
1/2 cup Kosher salt
1/2 cup Lemi shine
1/2 cup A&H Baking soda

It may look like a lot of ingredients but once you get started, it's not so bad.

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, stir often.  The lemi shine makes every thing moist & needs to dry & be stirred for a few days.  I added baking soda to the last batch I made (I think this helped to absorb the moisture) & I had better results with the baking soda. Store in any container.

I use 1-2 teaspoon in each container/per load.  This has been working great. We have hard water, and this seems to be enough.

This is the sugar bowl I use to store my dishwasher detergent in, on my counter. Convenient.

1 comment:

  1. Look at you..all posting and stuff! YOU GO GIRL!

    Love the bowl! I may have to make some this way some day!..:)