I wanted to mention one additional recipe that you may find handy in a pinch.
I recently overestimated my stockpile of dishwashing detergent and HAD to run my dishwasher but there was no way I was going to be able to go to the store w/in the next few hours (remember: I have a 3 year old and 1 year old twins so such outings require some planning)
I decided to see if I could find a homemade concoction without suds pouring out of my dishwasher and filling my kitchen (been there done that by using dishwashing liquid). I found a great recipe here! It worked like a charm. I wouldn't recommend for serious pot and pan grime but for your run of the mill dishwasher load, it is great! Give it a whirl.
Dishwashing Detergent Substitute
- 1/4 teaspoon liquid dish detergent (I use Dawn)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water
- Pour into the 2 detergent cups in the dishwasher.
Also, Amy A. shared one of her fav cost and time saving tips. She said:
Our house is currently on the market so I'm often having to run through the house on an hour's notice, cleaning and straightening up. In a spray bottle I keep:
- 1 c. water
- 1 c. rubbing alcohol
- 2 Tbsp. white vinegar.
Check out one of her favorite cleaning resources here.
Happy Thursday, ya'll. We'd love to hear how you're making it a thrifty one. :)