I don't remember exactly when it started, but at some point my Cheap talked to my Crunchy and together they decided I should become one of those people who make their own laundry detergent.
I'll give you a minute to recover from the shock of that statement. I know. Me? Crunchy? Ummm...yeah, I kind of am. Crunchy enough to make laundry detergent, that is.
The thing is, it solved a lot of problems. For one thing, it costs way less money. As in, we now spend less than $5 per month on laundry soap, instead of $5 per week. That gets a big ol' thumbs up from me, for sure. The other huge advantage is that it's safer. The husband is crazy allergic to most laundry soaps. We're talking about the kind of allergic where using something with artificial dyes or fragrances will send him to the hospital for a few days. By making our own, we control the ingredients and can be sure that nothing winds up in the washing machine that will make him an itchy, hive-covered, mess.
(BTW, we use 1 cup of Borax, 1 cup of washing soda, and one bar of grated soap--all it takes is 2 tablespoons of the mixture per load of laundry. SERIOUSLY. It really does work.)
The only laundry dilemma we still have going is that our washer is tiny. It looks at king-sized comforters and laughs hysterically. "You want me to do what?" it says as I try to cram more than four pair of jeans inside. It just plain ignores any attempts at getting it to do more than a day's worth of laundry, which makes the laundry pile pretty much never-ending. We have to do a load every single day or we wind up behind. Which, BOOOOOO! HISSSSSS!
Thus, I covet the Samsung Power Foam Laundry Machine. Like, BAD. People, it can wash up to 28 towels at one time. We don't even own 28 towels. Do you understand how much time it would free up if we could get down to just doing laundry every other day instead of every day?
I could finish painting the dining room.
I could edge garden.
I could figure out a way to get the kitten to stop swinging from the chandelier.
WAIT! I could manage to actually put away all of the laundry!
Why doesn't Samsung make a machine that can do that? I mean, seriously. If you can make a washer that can handle 28 towels at one time, why not make something that folds underwear and sticks them in the appropriate drawer? I know we can't be the only people around who operate out of laundry baskets. Everything is clean, it just never ends up in the drawer. If a machine could handle that part for me?
Oh, what a wonderful world that would be!
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