Did you realize how easy and frugal it is to make your own homemade laundry powder or liquid? I have shared two recipes in the past that both contained borax (a naturally occuring substance), but the health warnings and requests to reduce exposure to borax have prompted me to find an alternative recipe for Homemade Laundry Powder – BORAX FREE.
This is the simplest two ingredient recipe I have come up, that I like, for keeping our clothing clean and fresh.
Laundry is something we all have to do. So let’s talk about ways to reduce the costs of this mundane weekly/daily chore.
I feel like we do not wear our clothing or value our clothing the same as we did when I was growing up. We wore our clothes until they were dirty. Pants at least 2 times, maybe 3, shirts were usually one time, but sweaters wore over tops of shirts would have been worn multiple times as well. As I move through the piles of laundry each week, I have been noticing the quality of clothing is lower, washing more often simply means replacing them sooner, and also wasting water, energy and time! So here are my tips to save money on laundry…and we will leave the chat about quality vs. price to another post! (side note: do you remember those concert T’s or hoodies from university that we still have 15-20 years later….I doubt our kids will be able to wear similar clothing more than 5 years from now.)
Frugal Tip: Making Washing Soda I make my own laundry soap, both powder and liquid. Recipes are found below. I was getting ready to make a batch of powder today and realized, I have no Washing Soda. So I made some. Did you know you can turn Baking Soda into Washing Soda very easily? They … Read more