115. toilet bowl cleaner.

I found this article about 75 great uses for baking soda and tried this one out. It said to add a cup to the toilet, leave it for an hour, and then flush. It will clean the toilet and absorb the odor.

I didn’t notice any immediate results. But I think once we move, I will for sure try to make this into our normal routine. Maybe once a week would be good? Baking soda is so cheap, and it doesn’t have all those nasty chemicals like the drop in toilet bowl cleaners, so its worth a shot!

110. laundry soap.

We are also running low on laundry soap this week as well so i finally got around to making some of my own. My mother in law makes her own and she gave me some a while back and it worked nicely.  Its also SO much cheaper than buying store bought kind!

This was fairly easy and makes alot. Here’s what you need/do:
1/3 bar of Fels Naptha soap
1/2 cup Borax powder
1/2 cup Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
a bucket to mix/store

Grate or dice 1/3 of the fels naptha soap and put it into a large sauce pan. Add 6 cups of water and heat until soap melts. Add the washing soda and borax, stir until it has dissolved.
Pour four cups of tap water into your bucket, add your soap mixture and stir together. Add another 2o cups of water and stir to combine.

Let the soap cool and set up for about 12-24 hours. The consistency should be somewhat jello-ish and somewhat liquid.

Add a 1/2 cup to each load.