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Im cheap....DIY

Posted by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 1:59 AM
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So I just made homeade laundry soap and fabric softener :) WHY didnt someone tell me 5 years ago how inexpensive,easy and greener this method is:) I will never again buy store bought crap full of chemicals:)

So what kind of things do you MOMMAS do to save a little money around the house?

Anybody got anymore DIY projects they would like to share.

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strangeyfine
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:01 AM
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Baby wipes from paper towels. So much cheaper and you can choose which cleaning agent to use. If you google it there are a ton of "recipies".

skittlefart
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:01 AM
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I wanna be cheap too o.o teach me!


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by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:06 AM
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I do my own laundry detergent and softner as well as make all my own household cleaners and dishwasher detergent. Used to make my own baby wipes. I make my own shampoo and conditioner and body moisturizers and scrubs. Lip balm and even deodorant. ..does making my own candles count? Lol.. .I think that's about it.
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strangeyfine
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:07 AM
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Make your own goo be gone. One part vegetable oil for every two parts baking soda. Just mix together and store in a container with a lid.

lendales_mommi
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:07 AM

its so easy i spent less than 10 bucks and should have enough to last me all year for a family of 3 no JOKE!!!!

It makes me so happy to save money LOL

There is a million different recipes to choose from just check them out.


Quoting skittlefart:

I wanna be cheap too o.o teach me!




strangeyfine
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:09 AM
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DIY makeup remover: 

  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Tear Free Baby Shampoo
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Baby Oil
  • Container 

Mix the three ingredients together, put a little on a cotton ball and dab it gently around your eyes. *If you wear contacts, I’d take them out first just in case a little gets in your eyes.

Supervane
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:11 AM
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I line dry most my clothes

I make my own cleaners

I grow alot of veggies we eat

I coupon

And I walk pretty much everywhere I can.

I don't make my own laundry soap because its cheaper for me to actually buy the Costco brand.
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strangeyfine
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:14 AM
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DIY fabric softener:  

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups vinegar
  • 2 cups hair conditioner (any kind)
  • 6 cups water
  • Something to store it in (I am using old fabric softener bottles)

Directions

  1. In your airtight container combine 2 cups hair conditioner, 3 cups vinegar, and 6 cups water.
  2. Mix all the ingredients up.
  3. Store in your air tight container

Then soak a rag in this mixture, let it completely dry, and use it as a dryer sheet good for about 40 loads

Supervane
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:15 AM
I tried this recipe didn't Work out


Quoting strangeyfine:

DIY makeup remover: 

  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Tear Free Baby Shampoo
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Baby Oil
  • Container (you can get the cute little glass container

Mix the three ingredients together, put a little on a cotton ball and dab it gently around your eyes. *If you wear contacts, I’d take them out first just in case a little gets in your eyes.


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strangeyfine
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:18 AM
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I think this is the last one I've done.....weed killer:

2 cups table salt
1 gallon white vinegar (make sure it has 5 percent acidity)
8 drops liquid dishwashing soap, preferably Dawn
Directions:

1
Mix this up in a large container and then put some in a spray bottle.
2
Spray the offending weed or vegetation. It should die in a couple of days.

It does kill EVERYTHING so be careful around grass and other plants. This is about alf the price of commercial weed killer and no toxic chemicals :)

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