Doesn't laundry seem like an expensive chore? Well, it does if you buy lots of brand-name products to get your duds clean.
However, using basic products around the house, you can save lots of dough and still have fresh, clean smelling clothes. I have been making my own laundry detergent for over 2 years, and I'm still extremely happy with it. What's more, it only costs pennies per load.
I have recently added vinegar to my list of laundry staples. I add about 1-2 tablespoons to the liquid fabric softener cup in my washer. It has improved the condition of my laundry in several ways:
It definitely removes odors (with 5 children, I know all about laundry odors) It is gentle on the fabric It really does soften fabrics and prevents static cling
I can tell it's doing a good job because the bath towels come out of the dryer nice and fluffy.
Good-bye, Bounce! Hello, vinegar!
(I use distilled white vinegar. It's good for lots of other things around the house, too.)