Sunday, April 4, 2010
I have been trying to come up with ways to save money around the house so we can focus on getting Aaron through school without massive debt. One of the first things I wanted to do was make my own laundry detergent. My friend from WA gave me the idea and I was eager to do it but that eagerness was stunted when I couldn't find any of the ingredients! When we moved to CA I kept me eyes open for the ingredients but once again couldn't find them. Then another friend blogged about her money saving ways and it was the push I need to do it. I researched and found out I could order what I needed and have it shipped to Ace hardware for free. I was also thrilled to find a bright green bucket for under $7 at Wal-Mart.
I am washing my first load of clothes with it now and am excited to see if it can get rid of my stains...
I feel good.. I bought everything for under 18 dollars, made one batch and have plenty ingredients left over to make another batch. I am putting green in my pocket, using a green buckets and using earth friendly 'green' ingredients. Score!