Do you realize the cost of doing your laundry these days? I have been using coupons and paying less for commercial laundry detergent for years, but it was still alot of money going down the drain, literally.
I started looking and checking out recipes over a year ago and have found a few to try. This one I am currently using and love it.This recipe is so Easy, FAST and Frugal! My 3 favourite words.
I searched many online recipes and this is the one I like the most so far.
What you will need:
- 1 bar Sunlight Soap (more if desired, 1 is good for HE machines)
- 2 Cups Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (NOT Baking Soda)
- 2 Cups Borax
- 1 container of OxiClean
- Container with lid to hold 8 cups +
- large bowl or bucket
- large spoon to mix
COST BREAK DOWN:
Sunlight soap 2pk $1.99 (used 1 bar) = $1
A&H Washing Soda $3.99 (used approx. 1/8 of box) = $0.50
Borax $5.58 (used approx. 1/6 of box) = $0.93
Oxi Clean $4.99 - $2 coupon = $2.99 TOTAL COST 125 loads: $5.42Works out to $0.04 per load!
Let's put this into perspective:
If you are doing 5 loads of laundry a week = 260 loads per year.
At $0.04 per load = ONLY $10.40 per year!!!
Let's DOUBLE the loads to 10/week = $20.80 per year
Let's say using coupons and sales, you can get your favourite laundry detergent for
$2 / 32 loads = $0.06 per load
260 lds = $15.60
520 lds = $31.20
If you do not use coupons you could be paying much more.
Regular Retail (Walmart's current price)
- Arm & Hammer 140 load = $13.97 = $0.10/ld ($26 for 260 ld/ per year)
- Tide 96 loads = $19.94 =$0.21/ld ($54 for 260 ld/ per year)