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Laundry Detergent Tips

Want to save money on your laundry bill? Not a problem! Let me explain how I save money on laundry detergent. I got this big container back in my non frugal days at walmart. I paid something like $15 for it, wow, way to much money! I have had this almost 2 years now. I will find cheap detergent on sale and just dump it in with the existing in the container. when it is almost full (say to the top of that yellow sticker) i fill the rest up with water. Shake slowly.
























Now the next thing I did was to fill this old sports drink bottle with detergent.



















This is the lid from the gigantic detergent bottle and an extra measuring spoon, a tablespoon.

For every load of laundry I add 2 tablespoons full of detergent.

For sheets and underwear type things I add 2 1/2 tablespoon and more borax.












Next is the Vinegar (Yes, I use vinegar everywhere!) This is one of those old glass bottles. I just refill it from my big jug.
**shown below**




















Refilling glass vinegar jar

















Now for every load of laundry I add a splash of vinegar. probably about 1/3 of a cup a load. Now say I forget a load in the washer and it becomes stinky, no problem! (besides the wasted detergent and energy) just add about 1/2 cup to 1 cup vinegar. Good bye stinky clothes!!!

**Also this works GREAT for that funky smell that old towels get.












I also use borax and baking soda on REALLY grimy clothes.
1/3 of a cup or so of either or will do the trick!!




Happy Laundering!

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How to Make Buttermilk From Regular Milk

Frugal Tip Tuesday is a weekly
series here at Frugal Farmhouse.
I want to share easy tips and tricks
to help you along your frugal journey.




How many times have you started making something only to realize that little container of buttermilk you bought 6 months ago is expired. Has it really been in there that long?

Here is a quick way to make buttermilk out of regular milk.

Ingredients:

-Milk (just under 1 cup)
-1 Tablespoon White Vinegar or Lemon Juice

Put the vinegar (or lemon juice) in the bottom of a liquid measuring cup. Then fill it up to the 1 cup line with milk.

Let it stand about 5 minutes. Then you have Buttermilk! It gets kinda chunky, this is normal. Now you can use it in any recipe just as you would buttermilk.