Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cost saving for the laundry

Awhile back I posted a recipe for laundry detergent. Here is a great article on saving money with your laundry. The article has a similar recipe for detergent using bar soap instead of fels naptha. Even if you don't make your own detergent this article points out you probably don't need to add as much detergent to your wash for it to be effective.

P.S. I've looked for washing soda at several stores with no luck. An internet search pulled up the washing soda selling for a little over $3.00 on the Ace Hardware website. Amazon had the same product for $9.00.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Throw away scrubbie

The big mesh plastic bags of oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit and onions are great to save for later. They make great little scrubby dishcloths when you have a really messy pot or messy job to do. Just cut a large square from the bag and use it to scrub pots filled with day old mac and cheese or oatmeal. I used some the other day to clean the underside of the rubber garbage disposal thing (if you haven't cleaned that before, it is very gross and slimey) When you are done just throw it away. Then your regular sponge doesn't get so yucky.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hooded Towels Part 2

Here are some cute hooded towels I made for a baby gift. I found these cute prints at Kohl's. I bought two bath towels and one coordinating hand towel to make the two hooded towels.