That’s MR. Susie Housewife to you!

My wife is a Pintrest addict. She spends hours sifting through other people’s boards for neat stuff to “pin” to her boards. She even has a board dedicated to all the dudes she wants to get with….besides me.

So, when she sent me this recipe for homemade laundry detergent to save a few bucks, I decided to hitch up my apron and give it a shot.

I am going to break down the recipe as follows: (all prices are from, because I’m not let out of the house to go shopping.)

1 – 3 lb. container OxyClean – $9.39

3 bars – 16.5 oz (total) Fels-Naptha bars – $11.97 total

1 – 4 lb. box Borax – $11.59

1 – 3 lb. 7 oz. box Arm & Hammer Washing Soda – $8.76

1 – 4 lb. box Arm & Hammer Baking Soda – $8.39

1 – 13.2 oz Downy Unstoppables scent booster – $9.29

Total spent – $59.39. Crazy, right?!?! Who in their right minds spends 60 bucks on laundry soap?

Total weight – 16 lbs. 2.7 oz

Suggested usage – 1 tablespoon, which equals 1/32 of a pound.

Total loads by weight – 517.4

I’m never going to have to buy laundry soap EVER AGAIN!


by the way, you can follow my boards on Pinterest here




About sooperjeenyus

Recent heart attack survivor at the age of 32, forced into role of Stay at Home Dad. Stumbling my way through it... View all posts by sooperjeenyus

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