I have to admit something. Back in the day, R. and I were "extreme" couponers. We weren't as cray cray as the people on the TV show, but there was a good year and a half where we played with the system. It bordered on post apocalyptic hoarding, but it sure gave us a thrill! The "stockpiling" years (as I call those days) kept us maintained with toilet paper, feminine products and any kind of hygiene product for at least two - three years. Visitors always walked away with a mini shopping bag from our "store".
Then came the day we used up all our almost free laundry detergent. I want to say that we went three years without paying full price for detergent. We were down to the last watered down drop. R. decided there was no way he was paying for new detergent so he set out to make his own. He wanted cheap; I wanted earth friendly, natural and non-toxic to the environment. While I haven't researched the affects this recipe has on the earth, may I present to you, an extremely inexpensive way to clean your clothes.
And for anybody who cares, it cost us about $15 to make and will last close to 6 months. I also need to add that this was R's DIY project, so he takes all the credit! I just took pictures and blogged about it :)
How far would you go to DIY something like this? Are there some things on your mental list that you know for sure you wouldn't ever try to DIY?