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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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