|My little Dude hand feeding the Pigs.|
See that is what happens almost daily when we head out to do chores. 3 little boys trying to tackle growing pigs. It funny to watch, but usually means a change of clothes when we come back in the house. Which is fine, but we do usually check the animals more than once a day . . . so our laundry pile grows quickly. Back to the point . . .
We do a lot of laundry & I finally discovered a home made laundry detergent I like. It only require 3 ingredients & saves me a lot of $$. I usually go through about a big container of laundry detergent a month. (80+ loads a month) Or close to. An average of $15 dollars or so a month. Depending on which type I buy. This new detergent only cost me about $8.50 to make & it last me somewhere between 3-4 months., usually closer to four. That means instead of spending $15 or more dollars a month for clean clothes I only spend $2.25. It doesn't sound like much to some, but over the course of a year I save over $150 dollars a month on only switching 1 item. That could add up.
Back to the soap. It saves some cash, I like it & it quick to make. You need 3 ingredients. Here is what they are: a bar of Fels -Naptha Soap, a Box of Borax, & a box of Washing Soda. That is it.
Here is what you do. Grate the bar of Fels-Naptha. Put in a big container, dump the other 2 boxes in & mix. Mix it as well as you can.
That is it. Homemade Laundry Detergent. It works, it's simple & you only need 1 to 1 & 1/2 Tablespoons a Load. I have a HE Washer Machine & I use it all the time.
I keep a small container like this one: & the rest somewhere else & just refill as needed.
Then use that extra $150 dollars a year on something you really enjoy.