Rebecca’s Rosemary Mint Fabric Softener. Have you ever told someone that you make your own (fill in the blank) and they look at you like you’ve lost your mind? Don’t worry, it happens to me all the time. :-) Even amongst family! Take my sister Rebecca for example. Even though she’s one of the biggest “fans” of One Good Thing By Jillee…I don’t think she’s ever actually TRIED any of the homemade laundry and cleaning products I have posted about.
That is UNTIL NOW! I confess to being a laundry product snob…I love Caldrea, its green, scented w/ essential oils and pricey. Woo hoo…another “believer” is born! So, since I was about to run out of my fabric softener I decided to make one batch of each…and now I have a WHOLE LOTTA fabric softener! Here is the recipe from the original post: Homemade Fabric Softener Ingredients: 6 cups water 3 cups white vinegar 2 cups Suave Rosemary Mint Conditioner Directions: 1. To all my “doubting” friends….you have been warned. Homemade Laundry Soap!! Sick of buying laundry soap?? Me too. This stuff is awesome because it is way stronger then the store bought laundry soap. You only have to use 1 Tablespoon per load. This recipe makes a huge cookie jar full of soap and is going to last a life time, well maybe not quit that long.
I originally made mine in July and I still have a ton and I do at least 8 loads of laundry ever week. Here is what you need: 1 4 lb 12 oz box Borax (2.15 kg or 76 oz) found in the detergent isle 1 4 lb box Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (1.81 kg) found in the cooking isle 1 box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 55 oz (3 lb 7 oz) found in the detergent isle 3 bars of Fels-Naptha soap, found in the detergent isle (if you use Zote bars use 2 bars instead, Zote can be found at Home Depot) 2 small containers of Oxy Clean or store brand Oxy Clean (try to get about 3.5 lbs total (1.58 kg)) found in the detergent isle.
(this is optional, I added it into mine because I have pretty messy kids and the cleaner the better) Linked to: Freshen Up Your Home! Make Your Own Homemade Deodorizing Disks. This post is brought to you by Amazon where you can get deals on household cleaners! I recently had someone ask me via the One Good Thing By Jillee Facebook page how they could get rid of the smell eminating from their trash compactor. It wasn’t long after that I came across an idea for deodorizing DIAPER PAIL DISKS at Diapers, Dirt, Donuts, Doodling and Digital that I thought was so smart! I figured if these dandy disks could help with the smell in a container full of dirty diapers…it could certainly help with the trash compactor(or trashcan.)
These would also work well behind a toilet, under a sink, or anywhere that could use a little freshening. And…they are SO SIMPLE to make! You probably already have everything you need on hand right now. The ONLY difficult thing about this idea (at least for me!) DIY Deodorizing Disks 2 cups baking soda1 – 2 cups distilled water (or you can boil your water for 10 minutes.)Lavender essential oil (or whatever oil you choose. Homemade Dishwasher pellets | Make Your Own Dish Detergents | Tips-n-Tricks Kitchen. The following Content was Provided by www.Budget101.com "Digging yourself out of debt, when all you have is a spoon" Recently I started noticing how much money I was spending on dishwasher detergent, especially the pods or pellets. Brand-name pellets ranged from a low of 2.98 to 6.29 for 20 pellets on a recent visit to the grocery store.
That's when I decided to make my own. Materials and supplies: 2-gallon bucket measuring cup spoon large glass mixing bowl tablespoon 3 - 16 cube plastic ice cube trays 1 - 54-55 oz box of washing soda / detergent booster (3.89) 1 - 76 oz box of borax (4.49) 1 - 2 lb carton of epsom salts (.99) 1- bottle reconstituted lemon juice (32 oz for .99) $10.36 for over 300 pellets I used a 2 gallon bucket to mix the following dry ingredients; 1-54 oz box of washing soda (you can substitute a box of White King Detergent booster (no chlorine or phosphates) for the washing soda) 1-76 oz box of Borax 1- 2 lb carton of epsom salts.
Build your own extra storage! (DIY Canned Food Organizer) I built this DIY Canned Food Organizer and it’s basically changed my life. Let’s start by saying, have you see my little kitchen? It’s totally tiny but does a fine job suiting our needs…mostly… One problem I’ve run into with a small space is storage space. I’ve had to get a little creative and maximize the empty space hiding in the room since we’re lacking a pantry. However, our kitchen had about a 6″ opening between our wall and the refrigerator. **NOTE** There are too many shelves on this plan. Shopping list: 9 – 1×4″ boards cut to 29 1/2″ (top board, shelves, bottom board) 2 – 1×4″ boards cut to 64″ (Side boards) 1 – Thin board cut to 31 1/2 x 64″ (I used bead board/wainscoting board from Home Depot) 4 – 1 1/2 – 2″ Metal Casters that hold 50+ lbs (I used 2″, 80lb) 7 – 7/16 dowels cut to 30″ long (lumber section of Home Depot) Handle or knob Paint and Brush, Roller or Sprayer (if needed) Tools and Supplies: Drill 7/16″ drill bit for drilling dowel holes several wood screws several 2″ nails hammer.