You may have been a part of the discussion I had on the Bre Pea page when I decided to take the plunge and buy a brand new washing machine. I had been dealing with clothes coming out of the washer dirtier than when I had put them in since practically the day we moved into our house 3 years ago. Enough was enough.
Say hello to my new bundles of joy. I went into this whole ordeal planning on buying only a washing machine. Of course there ended up being a deal that was “too good to pass up”, so we ended up buying a whole new set. If it meant making a task like doing the laundry seem slightly appealing, any amount of money was worth it.
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I get such a kick out of pressing “play” to start a load. Please ignore the dust, this room gets incredibly dusty. What used to take about 6 loads to do the weekly laundry takes only 3. I’ve literally cut the time and energy spent doing laundry in half. Money well spent. Now, I’m saving money on laundry detergent since I started using a homemade variety. If you’d like to give it a try yourself, this is how it’s made…
Run the grated soap through a food processor or if you don’t have one, like myself, blend it up into fine bits with a blender.
Mix the soap bits with 1 cup Borax and 1 cup Washing Soda. I somehow thought that a few cups of this mixture was going to make a gigantic batch, I’ll have to make a few more to fill the container I bought for it. Luckily, all you need is 1 tablespoon per load. My clothes have never felt softer and cleaner.
Now if I could only do something about this sad excuse for a laundry room. Help?