There are a few things in life that I just hate spending money on. Laundry products are one. I mean obviously I know what they do, and that they're necessary, but they always seem so expensive!
Recently I started making my own liquid laundry soap and while it worked great to start, now it's not. I don't know why, if over time it isn't as effective, if it's coating the clothes or my washer somehow, I just know I stopped using it and went back to my trusty Tide, and again feel like I'm throwing pennies (sometimes Loonies) down the drain!
Another thing I've always felt like I spend way too much money on are stain removal products. I could never find the right one, so I would spend $5 on Oxy Clean, $5 on Spray and Wash, etc. and rotate through them all on that same stain until it would disappear.
Recently someone suggested I try Dawn dishsoap to remove those weird grease-like stains that appear on clothes and it worked! I'd tried EVERYTHING to remove those marks and no amount of stain remover/elbow grease/praying to the laundry gods would work, but 1 quick dab of Dawn and they were gone. I had a pair of jeans I had been trying to get grass stains out of and nothing was working, so I tried Dawn on those and voila - stains were gone!
Yesterday I took a pile of laundry I had with various stains on them (grass, mud, chocolate, baby food) and Dawn'd (yes, I'm inventing words now) them all and guess what - ALL of the stains are gone!!
No more spending crazy amounts of money on stain removers ladies - the $1.97 bottle of Dawn will remove them all and lasts forever!
Try it - and report back your findings!