Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Saving on cleaning costs
A cloudy start to the day today, but FINALLY, the sun came out for a visit today! Perfect as it is usually Sunday when I do whites and I prefer to let them get deodorized and bleached by the sun, vs using a dryer, saving my pennies in the process.
Yesterday's marathon laundry overage finished drying on clothes racks brought out in the full sunshine on the back deck,
I am not at all loyal to brands, selecting whatever works, at a great price. I recently tried LA's amazing laundry detergent, and find it works just fine. $1 at Dollar Tree. I had 3 empty bottles down cellar (no sink down there-weird) and wanted to rinse these out for a load of laundry and then some hand washing.
Still plenty of soap left in those bottles, and just enough to hand wash a wool sweater. Perfect.
My goal is to aim for $2/25 oz bottle of dish soap. I picked up this bottle of Reeva from Aldis to try as it has shea butter, and come Winter, my hands get bad. Next to it, is a bottle of LA's amazing brand dish soap, a Dollar tree find. Huge bottle for only a $1. Awesome price and works really well.