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Looking to spend less? Here are some tips that might help you when it comes to laundry... Buy clothing that does not need special care or special wash cycles- If you can toss most of your clothes into full batches to be washed, you will spend less. Pretreat stains- Replacing stained clothes costs more...
Sandra Felton, author of Organizing Magic, says the average consumer has eight laundry products. This is usually three detergents, bottle of bleach, color safe bleach, stain removers and fabric softener. Are you an average consumer? What is in your laundry closet/room?
Using vinegar in the final rinse is standard practice here too. This is an excellent use for the cheapest white vinegar that comes by the gallon.
Y'all have given me some great ideas. Think I'll make a batch, buy some bluing, and alternate with what I'm currently using.
Haven't tried MYO laundry soap because I suspect it won't suds well. Doesn't matter to me, but DH believes in getting lots of suds worked up before putting clothes in washer. If it does make suds, please enlighten me. I already have the borax and a bar of Fels Naphtha soap and washing soda...
The Dollar Stretcher offers some cheap solutions to treating laundry stains. Stain Treatments If your favorite solution isn't listed, tell us about it!
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