Homemade Cleaners

I have tried a few more homemade cleaning solutions.  I made some dishwasher powder using the recipe from Simply Designing.  It seems to be working really well, and it is much cheaper than the Seventh Generation soap I normally buy.

Most recently, I mixed up a batch of laundry detergent using the recipe from Saving Naturally.  I purchased a big stock pot and a grater from Goodwill just to use when I’m trying out things like this.  As a side note, I did turn my back after adding the washing soda to measure the Borax, and it quickly boiled over, so I will have to watch that in the future.

So far so good – though we don’t have kids and aren’t really messy, so I can’t attest to how well this works with really dirty cloths.  It maybe separates more than store-bought detergent so I just shake the jug before pouring it in.  I read somewhere that if you add a little store-bought detergent to the homemade it helps keep it from separating.  I haven’t tried that though.  I figure it would still be much cheaper than just using straight store-bought detergent.


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I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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  1. I made homemade laundry detergent for a while. I’ve went back to Tide during the remodel, and I just haven’t switched back. It always seemed to work well though.

    You have Mama’s nose and mouth. It really shows up in that picture.

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