Friday, January 18, 2008

Money saving cleaning tips

Since I am a stay at home mom, Our family has become very thirfty. Her are a few money saving cleaning tips:
Home made laundry soap ( saves TONS on money and works great!!!)
1/3 bar Fels Naptha or 2 bars Ivory soap
½ cup washing soda ( not baking soda )
½ cup borax powder
~You will also need a small bucket, about 2 gallon size~
Grate the soap and put it in a sauce pan. Add 6 cups water and heat it until the soap melts. Add the washing soda and the borax and stir until it is dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour 4 cups hot water into the bucket. Now add your soap mixture and stir. Now add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir. Let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel. You use ½ cup per load.
The cost of making the above recipe of laundry soap was .71 cents. That was amazing to me! With this 2 gallon size recipe you will have enough to do 64 loads of laundry. That translates to about .01 cent a load.
Fabric softener
Add 1/2 cup whie vinegar to rinse cycle instrad of fabric softener
Generic vinegar is approx $.99 per bottle

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