Liquid laundry soap for under $1 a gallon

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Groceries are more expensive than ever before, and your grocery bill gets even more expensive when you have to buy all sorts of expensive household cleaners, paper products and laundry detergent. With all these additional expenses, it doesn't leave much extra money at the end of the day. And with that said, instead of paying all that money on household cleaning products and laundry detergent, you might consider trying to make your own natural cleaning solutions and laundry detergent. This recipe calls for just three ingredients, along with some water, and makes full three gallons at a time, that's a lot of laundry detergent. The diy idea for laundry detergent recommends getting a five-gallon bucket and a paint stirrer attachment for a cordless drill to make the task easier. This laundry detergent will get your clothes as clean or cleaner than they have ever been and they smell fresh. You can add in some essential oils to this diy idea if you like, or you can add some fabric softener to your laundry if you prefer. For this DIY idea for laundry detergent some of the ingredients you will need include washing soda, borax, and Fels Naptha soap. For the full laundry detergent tutorial, you will want to take a look at the Tales From a Cottage site.

Using this DIY idea to make your own laundry detergent is just one way to save money when it comes to doing your laundry. There are other natural cleaning solutions and DIY ideas that will help keep your clothes looking their best and save you money too. For starters, remove all pins or buckles from clothing, zip up zippers and snap close buttons before doing your laundry. Also be sure to secure Velcro to prevent snags and abrasions. But don't button buttons, because this can stress the buttons and buttonholes. Always empty pockets and turn them inside out, unroll cuffs, tie sashes and strings to help prevent tangling. Place all of your delicate items like lingerie and fine knitwear into zippered mesh bags, or use a pillowcase and tie up. Turn delicate items, such as sweaters, and cotton T-shirts inside out to help prevent pilling. Put socks into a pillowcase or mesh bag, so they don't get separated.

One of the best natural cleaning solutions is white vinegar; this will get your whites brighter and soften your clothing without the need for harsh chemicals like bleach. Simply add white vinegar as a natural cleaning solution to the fabric softener cup in your washing machine, and it will release during the soaking cycle of your laundry. You can also occasionally flush the line by simply adding water to the cup during other laundry cycles. This is a great way to keep your washing machine clean and looking like new. Another DIY idea for your laundry is to wash your jeans inside out to help prevent fading; you can also do this with your black pants to help prevent fading. To prevent fading of any clothes, you can wash and dry them inside out. It's also a good idea to dry your jeans on the clothesline or a screen; this will also help to keep them in top condition. This even makes a difference in clothes that are washed in cold water, and if you hang clothes on the line instead of putting them in the dryer.

You will find this diy idea for laundry soap on the Tales From A Cottage site. On the site, you will find DIY ideas, natural cleaning solutions, laundry detergent tutorials, garden, recipe ideas and so much more. **

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