Make your own laundry detergent
It's easier than you think to make your own laundry detergent, and it costs about 5 cents per load versus about 20 cents per load for the store-bought variety. Powdered detergent is especially easy to make. Here's a simple recipe from PlanetGreen.com to save money, with ingredients all available in the cleaning-supply aisle of your local grocery store:
- 2 cups finely grated soap.
- 1 cup washing soda.
- 1 cup borax.
- Mix well and use 2 tablespoons per full load.