Remember my super awesome dog?? Well.. you should if you don't.
|Max.. THE super awesome dog!|
Let's just say he has a few problems. His biggest one right now is his hair. He sheds. All. The. Time. Don't believe me? I have photos of his hair loss.
Now just remember this is wet hair. This was a weekly task and I just gave up on it. Now its just dry brushing. Twice a week if I can.
|Mostly wet hair.. YUCK!|
With all this nasty hair I have sheets on both ends of the couch and one on my bed. These get washed twice a week. The blankets on the couch get washed once a week. Bed sheets once a week. Bed blankets about every 2 weeks only because I have a king sized comforter with a duvet cover and its a pain in the ass to wash and thats what the extra sheet on my bed is for. I also wash the kitchen and bathroom rugs now every 1-2 weeks. Thats a lot of laundry. Thats a lot of laundry detergent and fabric softener. So.. I saw these recipes on www.thefrugalgirls.com for homemade cleaners and I finally decided to try it.
|Total investment for ingredients.. I tossed the receipt but I think it was $11.00|
These are the ingredients. There is only 1/2 cup of washing soda and borax per batch. I will probably never have to buy that stuff EVER again. Ok at least not for a few years. The fels-naptha calls for 1/3 bar so I got a couple more loads on that one. The vinegar and conditioner are for the fabric softener. Plus LOADS of water for both. OK, mostly the detergent.
I put this to the test. Remember the stolen plumbing picture? Well.. Lets just say I can add snaking a drain to my list of tasks. With that comes very dirty towels, along with normal rag/cleaning/dog washing towels, dog sheets, etc.
All the clothes smelt clean, looked clean, and no static when coming out of the dryer. I am hooked. It is so cheap and very simple to make. I haven't used this stuff on my regular clothes yet but I probably will end up doing so.
If my clothes start smelling please tell me to buy detergent and stop using my own.