Here in this post, you will find cheap homemade laundry detergent recipes and useful laundry tips to make laundry easier to do. See which tips and ideas are of interest to you and see the corresponding link for each one listed.
You’ll find a variety of homemade laundry detergent recipes, stain remover recipes, and extra laundry tips!
Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipes and Laundry Tips
Liquid Laundry Soap Recipe
Lindsay over at the Tales from a Cottage blog demonstrates a tutorial on how to make an easy and super cheap liquid laundry soap recipe.
There is no need to buy expensive laundry detergent and this recipe cleans your clothes well. For less than $1 a gallon it is worth making! You only need 3 ingredients: Borax, washing soda, and Fels Naptha. You can buy each item separately but it’s cheaper to buy the complete laundry kit here. You can make many gallons of laundry detergent with this kit! You can get the laundry kit here and the recipe here.
How To Make a Years Worth of Laundry Soap For $30If you have a large family (or want to share this with others), making your own laundry soap for a whole year at a cost of only $30 is fantastic and works just as well as other detergents.
‘One Good Thing By Jillie’ shares this recipe on her blog. See how you can make a years worth of laundry detergent for a low cost of $30.00. Check out: Make a Years Worth of Laundry Soap For $30.
Easy Homemade Laundry Detergent
A cost effective alternative to store-bought laundry detergent, this homemade laundry detergent works better to clean clothes according to the blogger. At the link, you can also see a homemade recipe for shampoo and deodorant that is safe and natural. See the details here: Natural & safe: Shampoo, Laundry Detergent, Deoderant.
Homemade Laundry Stain Remover
If you have clothes that have been stained beyond saving (or so you think), you may appreciate the post shared by My Life in Pink and Green. The blogger was given a lot of old baby clothes that had been in storage for a year and quite a few that she liked had a lot of stains. She made a laundry stain remover that effectively removed all the stains from the baby clothes and made them look new.
If you want to know how to make this DIY stain remover, see the instructions here: Pinterest for the win.
Don’t you hate it when you have a perfectly good white shirt but have those stubborn yellow armpit stains on them? Most of us have had this happen. Well there is a mixture that you can quickly put together that will work wonders and remove those stains.
I’ve thrown out beautiful white shirts in good condition because of the yellow stains. Had I known about this method, I wouldn’t have to discard an expensive good looking shirt. I knew I had to share this with you. See how to get to this quick tutorial here: Say Goodbye to Yellow Armpit Stains.
Make Your Own Natural Homemade Bleach
The Thank Your Body website shares how you can make your own natural homemade bleach to whiten your clothes. You only need a few ingredients for this: 1 ½ cup 3% hydrogen peroxide, ½ cup lemon juice, distilled water to fill a gallon jug, and 10-12 drops of lemon essential oil that you can get from amazon here. If you don’t include lemon oil, I’m sure it would still work, but you may have to add more lemon juice to make it more concentrated. Mix all together and use 1 cup of the bleach per wash cycle to brighten your whites.
If you’d like to see the full post on why regular bleach is harmful and see details on this recipe, see here: Natural Homemade Bleach.
The Best Way to Whiten Your Yellowed Pillows
Everybody has old, yellowed pillows lying around. Some just throw them away, thinking it’s completely hopeless to make them clean again. If you have one, please don’t throw them out! Just follow the tips by One Good Thing by Jillee to make your yellowed pillows all clean and white again.
Find out how to completely clean your yellowed pillow here: How To Wash & Whiten Yellowed Pillows.
Laundry System For a Family of Seven (Less Than One Hour a Week)
Laundry is often considered a daunting tasks in many households but it doesn’t have to be if you can set up a system to do laundry more efficiently and have some extra hands to help.
Sarah, the blogger at aninvitinghome.com shows and tells us about her process she uses at home to do laundry for a family of seven in less than one hour per week. Visit the link below to read up on this laundry system in case you or a friend wants to do something like this too…Laundry System For a Family of Seven.
How to Love Doing Laundry
A lot of people hate doing laundry, especially those with a big family. However, there are ways to make it easier for you to wash clothes. New Nostalgia has shared some ways to make you like it, if not dread it. It includes making older kids do their own laundry, among other practical tips.
Visit the link below if you want to read some tips on how to like washing clothes…How To Fall In Love With Doing Laundry.
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