The title of this video is “Make YEARS worth of laundry detergent for about FIVE BUCKS!”, and while I think the five bucks is closer than the years, I will say that you can make a sizable amount of detergent for very little money. And as a side benefit, it’s much more natural than the more expensive brand detergents you’ll find on the market.
Ingredients include a couple of bars of soap, a box of washing soda, a box of borax, and water. Check out the video for the measurements and instructions on how to make your own detergent.
As the days get shorter, your to-do list just seems to get longer. One of the big things on it is getting your house ready for winter. Winterizing your home can not only make you more comfortable this winter, it can also save you a considerable amount of money on energy costs. Taking proper care of your home now can protect you from some of the damage that winter can inflict on it. It also will make your homestead a lot safer for your family.
Winterizing may seem to be a daunting task, but getting your house ready for winter should really only take you a weekend, if that. Plan it out right and you can winterize and still manage to get in some fall fun. Use the following guide to make sure that you’re ready for winter, both inside and out.
If you’re in the market for a new washer or dryer, the lure of special features can be a strong one. Not so fast, says Consumer Reports. Their recent report looks at five features that are not really worth the effort, or the money, including:
Special cycles. Thirty-three cycles and counting, that’s how many we’ve seen on some washers in our labs. Think about the fabrics you wash and the problems you’re trying to solve. For example, to kill allergens such as dust mites the wash water needs to be about 127 degrees F for 12 minutes. So check the manufacturer’s claims and keep in mind that the basic cycles and settings can handle most washing needs.
Source: Yahoo! News