Saving on Everyday Items

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Registered: 09-29-2012
Saving on Everyday Items
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Sun, 10-07-2012 - 11:00am

In order to pay down debt and increase my savings, I'm looking at ways to make things myself. I'm interested in a lot of things, like no-poo (using baking soda and vinegar to wash and rinse your hair), making my own deoderant, etc. But, I think the first thing I'll start with is making my own detergent for the dishwasher. Have any of you tried this? According to this article, it costs about a penny a load to make. I'm going to give it a go and will let you all know how it works. I can picture myself saving a ton of money this way, if it works!

Here's a link to the article:http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/diy-eco-dishwasher-detergent.htm