Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Laundry soap! Mix it up!

When I do laundry, I have to use some sort of color safe bleach or oxygenated laundry booster so I don't get the leftover stinky smell.  I much prefer to dry my face with a cloth that is spring time fresh, not mildew-y.

I have some "help" sometimes.  In fact, my big ol' boy does all of his own laundry.  
Yeah ME!

That being the case, I do a little trick. I mix the laundry detergent and the laundry booster in three easy steps.  This way, none of the laundry stuff is wasted.  Let me show you.

You will need twice as much laundry detergent as booster.  I use Sun and Purex II.....AND a bucket with a lid (or other container that is big enough to hold the combined stuff) 

First:  take a 2:1 ratio.  Two parts of the laundry detergent.  One part laundry booster.

Second:  I like to alternate the soaps as I pour.  This helps with the stirring later. 

Third:  Put the lid on...tight.  And Shake!

Finished:  Now use just one scoop in each laundry batch.  The ratio is perfect.   

The clothing comes out smelling spring time fresh.

Make it a great day!

I know it would look so much more chic if I used a decorative container, but the rectangle shape of the buckets fit really nicely in a neat little row on my shelves. Plus, I am recycling or reusing instead of tossing them into the trash.  I usually keep 3 of these buckets filled on my shelves, as part of my emergency preparedness.