A few years ago, I noticed our towels smelled funky. They weren’t mildewed but they smelled terrible. I did a search and learned that I wasn’t the only one who had that problem. Other Tide/Downy users were talking about it too.
I also read great things about homemade laundry detergent using this recipe from DYI Natural. I made it and tried it using 1 cup of vinegar in the rinse water. From the first wash, the towels smelled sweet again. They were soft but also more absorbent. From that time on, that’s what I’ve used. It also costs a fraction of the price of Tide and Downy.
Another thing I love about making my own is that if I get low on something I need to make it, I don’t have to spend at least $15. I only spend a few dollars to get the missing ingredient. My grocery budget never gets that huge hit that happened when I ran out of Tide just as the olive oil was used up or we needed to buy a lot of meat. It helps keep things evened up.
Take the difference and power up! I’m calling it at twelve bucks.
I also raked pine straw from the grass under our pine trees and spread it over the mulch bed under our dogwood tree. I asked George how many bales it would have taken and he said 2. Two at $4 each makes $8 right? I’m so glad I paid attention in math class.
Total deposit: $20
Level Completed: 121 out of 251
Amount Deposited This Month: $166.31
Total Balance: $1,890.94
Our Money Game fund has increased 9.6% so far this month.
Have fun, grow money and level up!