I found some great recipes for homemade dishwashing detergent and laundry detergent that sounded like it could really save us some money. We do dishes just about every other night and I do about 8-10 loads of laundry a week between our normal clothes, towels, sheets, and the gentle stuff like my work clothes. Detergent is costly even if its the store brand so I had to try it.
You can get the recipe for the dishwashing detergent here and the laundry detergent here. I found all the ingredients at our local grocery store. The cost to get all the ingredients were roughly about $17 for the dishwashing detergent and about $28 for the laundry detergent. I have used both now and both seem to have worked great. The blog where I found this said it took her about 9 months to use all the laundry detergent so for $28 thats pretty darn good. Just a little goes a long way too. About 1 tbsp for the both detergents with each load.
We scheduled our new floors to be installed the weekend of January 14th so I’m gonna need to start saving money to pay for those!!! I’m so excited…it’ll be like Christmas again mid-January!!