New Project August 31, 2011 Other 3 Comments 2635 Ok all you frugal readers: I need your input. Without saying too much (since my idea is not fully formed and thus I run the risk of looking like an idiot…well, more so than usual), I am looking for all the ways you save money by doing things yourself. Things like making laundry detergent or other convenience items versus buying them. Homemade bread. Programmable thermostats. Any way you feel that spending a little time or money upfront saves big every year. The only catch is that I really need you to do the math as well- as in listing the ingredients/cost then comparing it to the storebought/non-frugal way on an annual basis. Example: This demonstration on The Simple Dollar 6 batches (312 loads) of homemade laundry detergent for $6.97 compared to 312 loads of Tide with Bleach Alternative for 62.50 (from Amazon, although I’d prefer pricing info from your local grocery store unless it’s an online only item). Doing one load a day per year would save over $65. Are you interested in participating? Credit will be given for each suggestion! Shoot me your frugal tips at email@example.com 3 Responses Kayla @ Small Town Life August 31, 2011 Though I haven’t made any laundry detergant myself, my friend has. She blogged about it awhile back and even included some math. Here is her link, feel free to check it out!! http://myellowumbrella.blogspot.com/2011/01/homemade-laundry-detergent.html I’d love to make my own detergent, but I don’t know how well it works with the new washers that require special soap. Thoughts? Reply Lovely Crafty Home September 1, 2011 I have heard that most of the homemade detergents work very well in the HE washers…you just use less of it 🙂 Reply Something New… September 13, 2011 […] 2011 Leave a Comment Auto Adsense WPRemember last week when I asked for your input on a little project I was thinking about? Well I got some great responses which encouraged me to take it to the next level. Now Lovely […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.