DIY Dishwasher Detergent: Easy to make and super frugal!

DIY Dishwasher Detergent

I've been using this DIY dishwasher detergent recipe for over a year, and I can recommend it: for cost, convenience, and effectiveness.  I'll admit that when we got busy over the holidays I took advantage of a few "store bought" dishwasher soap deals, but I'm ready to make a new batch of this … [Read more...]

DIY Cleaning Supplies: Versatile Vinegar! Orange-infused vinegar plus tons of uses

Orange Infused vinegar and many uses for vinegar www.sistersshoppingonashoestring.com

Many of you already know that I have a bit of a crush on vinegar, especially when paired with its good buddy Dawn dish soap to make these fabulous DIY cleaners.  If you missed that post, go check it out now...we'll wait for you right here! :) Upon further research, I found tons of things that good … [Read more...]

Homemade Super Stain Remover & Deodorizer: Fights tough Red Wine, Grease, Yellow Armpit Stains, and more!

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As excited as I am to share this stain removing/deodorizing DIY home cleaning recipe with you, I really wish I hadn’t had the opportunity to test it quite as thoroughly as I did.  But, if it can help clean and deodorize my son’s  tummy-bug mess from a new mattress and new carpet...rest assured it … [Read more...]

Cleaning Dream Team: Vinegar and Dawn

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Cleaning Dream Team: Vinegar and Dawn ****** Follow our DIY Home Cleaning Pinterest Board ****** You'll too become a believer in Dawn and Vinegar! Sisters and Misters, I'm in love, and not just with the handsome Mister who stole my heart more years ago than I'm willing to admit. ;)  I'm in love … [Read more...]

Homemade Carpet Spot Remover Recipes

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Husband: (looking around on the rare occasion when our living room floor is completely free of toys) "Why does our living room carpet look so gross?" Me:  "Umm...you've met the other four people who live in this house, right?" I guess it's time for another batch of Carpet Spot Remover! We try … [Read more...]

DIY Cleaning Recipes: Make your own Washing Soda from Baking Soda

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You may have noticed that Washing Soda is a popular ingredient in some of our DIY cleaning product recipes, including our Homemade Laundry Detergent recipe and the Homemade Dishwasher Detergent recipe.  It can usually be found in the laundry aisle (frequently under the Arm & Hammer label), but … [Read more...]

Making our Homemade Dishwasher Detergent? SavingStar and Printable coupons for Kosher Salt!

  If you saw our recipe yesterday for DIY Dishwasher Detergent and you're gathering supplies, check out these two great offers for Kosher Salt.  If I remember correctly, the Kosher salt in the picture cost less than $2 at Giant Eagle, and there's enough in one container for several … [Read more...]