In my on going quest to become even more frugal, yes I can be more frugal, I have been doing research on items that you can make yourself rather than buying them. Here is a list of items that you might want to give a try.
1 roll – plain white paper towels (Scott works best)
1 cup water
4 T baby shampoo
5 T baby oil
Cut the roll of paper towels in half (I will let you figure out how to do that! I am thinking electric knife, saw, your husband 🙂
Pull the card board out.
Place all liquid in a round containder with a lid or an old baby wipe container might do, shake gently.
Add the 1/2 roll of towels. Place lid on, turn upside down and leave for about 1/2 hour to soak up all the liquid.
These are cheaper then buying baby wips and gives a ton more.
1 cup grated fels naptha soap
1/2 cup washing soda – (washing soda is basically a crystalline mineral that is used to make washing powder and other things, it dissolves rather easy and its also good as a stain remover . you can buy it at www.soapgoods.com)
1/2 cup of borax
A few drops of citrus oil for scent
You only use two tablespoons per load so it lasts a long time and is super cheap!
I have even been told that if you have a mildew type of smell in your washer, that after a few loads using this detergent it will go away.
Instead of using an expensive aerosol or spray product, just moisten your dusting cloth with a few drops of olive oil mixed into 2 Tbsp lemon juice. This picks up dust, smells good and leaves a rich shine, particularly on wood.
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 packages dry unsweetened kool-aid or store brand
2 cups boiling water
3 Tablespoons oil
You can also add flour to make a firmer dough.
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix liquids together and pour into dry ingredients. Stir until it forms a ball (it will seem like it will never be smooth and workable). As it cools, it will become less sticky. Take it out of the bowl and knead it until it is smooth.
Store in ziplock bags or airtight storage containers.
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