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DIY Laundry Recipes

Making your own laundry cleaners is an easy way to save money.

HOMEMADE FABRIC SOFTENER:
6 cups water
3 cups white vinegar
2 cups hair conditioner (any kind, any price)

Mix well, but don't let it foam up

One gallon of fabric softener for only $1.39! That's about two cents an ounce!

HOMEMADE DRYER SHEETS:
Old flannel shirt or wash clothes
Fabric softener

Cut up an old flannel shirt or old wash clothes into strips or squares. Soak material in fabric softener. Throw the strips into the dryer; you can use it over and over.

This recipe costs just a few pennies to make!

HOMEMADE EVERYDAY STAIN REMOVER:
Leftover soaps
Glass jar

Gather up bits of left over soaps, or small hotel soaps you have under your sink or in a closet. Cut the soap into small bits. Put the bits into a glass jar and add boiling water. Mix up and let cool. Use for smaller stains.

Cost of this recipe is FREE!

HOMEMADE HEAVY DUTY STAIN FIGHTER:
1 cup of hot water
1/2 cup of baking soda
1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide

Mix all three ingredients in a spray bottle. Apply to stain and let set overnight. Put it in the wash the next day and it should get out bigger stains like blood, grass and ketchup.

This recipe costs about 25 cents for a batch of really effective stain remover!

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Blank Walls, Comparing Hair Straighteners, DIY Fruit Cups, Laundry Recipes, Recycling Clothing

Other segments featured on this episode of Deals:

Decorating Blank Walls
Decorating Blank Walls
You don't have to use expensive art or spend a lot of money on frames to decorate those boring, blank walls. And, you are not alone if you have no idea where to start.
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Hair Straighteners Tested
Hair Straighteners Tested
For many of us straightening our hair is a never-ending battle. Salons are now offering professional straightening treatments, but they can be very expensive and for some of us, the idea of permanently straightening our hair is a little frightening.
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DIY Fruit Cups
DIY Fruit Cups
When you're on the go and need a healthy snack, it's easy to pick up pre-packaged fresh fruit. But this convenience will cost you! With a little planning, you can make your own fruit cups for a fraction of the cost.
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Recycling Clothing
Recycling Clothing
Do you ever wonder what happens to all your old clothes after you put it in a recycle bin? You'd be surprised at exactly how many people this one bag will help.
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