I save money by making my laudry detergent. I use one bar of Fels Naptha soap, 1/2 cup of Washing Soda, and 1/2 cup of Borax. Grate the soap and combine with the washing soda and borax. It works great and so much cheaper than purchasing ready made from the store. :)
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Once I finish a powdered drink (Advocare Spark) tub, I save the scoop and use them as measuring spoons. One scoop is ~1 Tablespoon. They are perfect for measuring out things like salad dressings, sour cream and Cream of Wheat or whatever you can imagine.
P.S. Most High Efficiency Side loading washing machines you only need 1 or 2 Tablespoons of laundry detergent. You could use the scoops to measure out the detergent and you'll be amazed at how much longer the bottle of detergent lasts!
I googled laundry detergent recipes and have been making my own. It takes about 5 or 10 minutes per month. I keep my detergent in an old giant salsa container. I use fels napths soap, grated, melted in hot water and mixed with borax and soda ash. It costs pennies per load.
You can find many recipes on line for detergent if you google.
Often we have to deal with tough Stains which are difficult to remove.If a little undiluted Liquid Detergent is applied and spread evenly on the Stain and then the affected Cloth Item is kept in the Sunlight for some time before being washed-----the Stain comes off easily if scrubbed lightly
If you do not use Liquid Detergent, make a thick Paste of the Powdered Detergent you use with a little Water and apply to the affected part.Follow the above process for cleaning and washing the Stain.This saves a lot of hard work in removing the Stain as Sunlight is a natural Bleaching Agent!!!
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