Friday, May 1, 2009

Homemade laundry detergent and frugal fashion finds

Yesterday on my way home from work I was going through the list of thing I needed to accomplish when I actually made it home from my 1 hour commute… 1. devour the first food item I see. 2. make sure my DVR recorded the newest episode of The Real Housewives of NY 3. Attempt to throw random foods together to pass as dinner 4. do laundry. Then it occurred to me that I was out of my beloved drops. This normally wouldnt be a big deal, I would just stop by walmart and get some. But Walmart has apparently decided to punish me for budgeting my grocery bill by refusing to sell drops. So I decided to man up and make my own laundry detergent to save money and have a ton of it on hand. So here is the "recipe",

Homemade Laundry Detergent

1 cup Borax
2/3 bar of Fells Napa Soap
1 cup Washing soda (which I couldnt find so I used generic Oxy Clean)

Bring 12 cups of water to boil. While water is boiling shred the fells napa soup (I used my cheese grater) and dump it in your bucket. Pour the boiling water in your bucket over the fells napa. Once the soap is disolved add the boraz and washing soda (or generic oxy clean, or if your RICH real oxy clean). Once all of the ingrediants are disolved add 44 (yes 44) cups of water to your bucket and voila laundry soap! After it sits for a day or so it congeals on top but word on the street it that its all the same and you can use the congealed parts or the liguid without mixing the 2 every time you do laundry.
Speak of me being a tightwad... While i was at walmart picking up the supplies I took a detour through the clothes on my way to the checkout. What I found both shocked and alarmed me.

* Warning: if you are adverse to buying clothes at walmart don't read any further because the stylishness of these clothes will compell you to buy them.

I found some really cute and stylish clothes. I was shocked because in the past when I think of walmart clothes I think of graphic tee's with phrases like Baby girl and sweet thang. But these clothes were very trendy and good looking.

I didn't buy anything yesterday because it was still full price and like all thing at walmart, if you give it 2 weeks it will be cheaper. But these cute walmart clothes has opened by eye to a whole new world of clothing!

1 comment:

  1. I really like that last item, the jacket! Super cute. I have to admit I cracked up because I can totally picture in my head the "Baby Gurl" tee, haha ;)