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This is cheap and compares to Tide with Bleach Alternative. Use 2 Tablespoons per load. Mix equal parts: borax, washing soda, Oxygen Cleaner, and powdered SUN laundry detergent. This really gets the stains out and whitens and brightens! Any powdered laundry detergent can be used in the recipe and mix it in a ziploc bag that has been closed! You can use Oxyclean for the Oxygen cleaner, but I use the off brand
Try using 1-2 Tablespoons of Laundry soap per load saves hundreds of dollars per year! If you are worried about stains, simply let the clothes soak all night after agitating and finish running the load in the morning! Free and easy stain soak and cleaner clothes!
We kept a coin jar, but we'd roll coins and exchange it for cash immediately then spend it; no savings there. Now we wait to roll until the jar is at least 3/4 full, and it has to go in our savings account. Seeing a large amount helps us stay motivated.
Plan your weekly menu before you head to the store. Make your list and stick to it. Even better, do 2 weeks at a time and then you only have to get odds and ends. Saves time because you have everything you need on hand. You save on impulse purchases by sticking to your list.