Wednesday, November 16, 2011

More Vinyl

what a rainy day its been in GA today...i have a handle that needs  to be spray painted in order to  finish one of my projects..its a sewing machine cabinet and i'm super excited about it!! i'll be posting about it soon...as i was loading the dishwasher i noticed that i'm almost out of detergent...i've been making my own since summer...found the recipe on another site...i believe it was tipnut....


the recipe:
1 cup of borax
1 cup washing soda
1/2 cup of kosher salt
15 packs unsweetened lemonade koolaid 
vinegar for rinse cycle
use 1 tablespoon per wash


i've read what seems like a thousand recipes...for me this works..i have very hard well water...also, my dishwasher stinks...not in a smelly way, but a mechanical way...its very old too...i have to pre-rinse everything that i wash...

take all your ingredients and mix together...

i decided to make a label to go on my container...for the last 2 years we have had to adjust how we live..less money means less things you can buy...one of the reasons i make my own detergent...i also would love to have a nice glass container to put it in but i already have a container that i'm using...for right now i will remain frugal and thrifty...

nothing fancy here...a vintage tupperware container and a scrap of vinyl....cost of this project was $0...i even had all the ingredients for the detergent...



Peace, Love, & Joy
















2 comments:

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Hope you will muster up the courage to hang a light! If you have any issues though, hire someone. I was really close to doing that! Love you make your own detergent! You don't find the koolaide makes it yellow or sticky?

Ashley said...

no mam! not sticky at all...its the sugar free kind...it gives it a nice lemon scent...some are reporting issues with clumping but so far none with mine...

the husband is always working...i think if i watched a video i could do it..i do alot of the repair work around here...i just don't want to burn the house down when i turn the light on!! LOL