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So one of the first things I did when we arrived was to make up a new batch of laundry detergent. So easy! And cheap! And it works! (Even in a front-load washer--not that I have one, but I've heard it does.)
I can't believe how much money this saves. Not to mention waiting in line at Costco and lugging the huge thing of detergent home along with all the other heavy stuff from there.
I've been washing all of our clothes in cold water and they've been getting just as clean--more money saved!
Know what this is?
Since we're out here in the desert now where it's super-duper hot, I spent $7.32 (or something like that!) at WalMart to buy a retractable laundry line. So now everything gets hung to dry outside.
More money saved!
Not to mention not heating up the house any more than necessary!
I've always kept a drying rack in the basement to dry delicates, so it's now set up outside on the patio too. With three sets of sheets and all those pillowcases, I filled both the line and rack full this morning. Everything dried in less than an hour, and the drying rack is now full again with beach towels and swimsuits.
I do wish the laundry line was just a bit longer, so I'm thinking I may need to go get a second one to run between the last two patio posts.
Got any Frugal Friday tips tucked away you wanna share? I'm all ears...