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4.29.2011

5 Products You Should Never Purchase

There are lots of products you can make at home yourself:  cleaners, laundry soaps, dusting sprays and more.  But there are a few things that don't require you to make any special purchases because you likely have everything on hand already.  Here are my top five frugal "recipes" that save me from shopping for extras!  They're so easy, even the busiest person can make them!

Foaming Hand Soap
::Add one tablespoon of concentrated soap, such as Dawn dish liquid to a foaming soap bottle.  Fill with water and shake!  Add more or less soap, depending on how you like it. 

Hair Detangler
::Add up to one tablespoon of conditioner to a spray bottle and fill with water.  Shake and enjoy!

Clorox Anywhere
::Add 1.5 teaspoons of Clorox to a 22-oz Clorox Anywhere spray bottle and fill with water.  Shake and use on hard surfaces!  Kills 99% of germs!

Fabric Wrinkle Releaser
::Add 1-2 tablespoons of liquid fabric softener to a spray bottle and fill with water.  Shake and use!  Works best on cottons and wrinkle free dress clothes.

Bisquick
::Combine the following ingredients and use with any recipe from the Bisquick box!  Stores for months!

8 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup baking powder
2 tsp salt
8 tsp sugar (optional)
1 cup Crisco Shortening

Mix together dry ingredients. Then cut in 1 cup Crisco with pastry blender or fork until it forms a very fine consistency.


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4 comments:

Paulette, Melissa and Kaitlyn said...

How exactly does water kill 99% of germs? "Clorox Anywhere
::Add 1.5 teaspoons of water to a 22-oz Clorox Anywhere spray bottle. Shake and use on hard surfaces! Kills 99% of germs!"

Money Saving Madness said...

Wow. So sorry for the typo. Clorox,not water kills germs. Thanks for nicely pointing it out.

stephanie said...

I use all the free body wash we get with coupons for the hand soap refills. I use a bit more in the foaming dispenser, about 1/2 inch on the bottom of the dispenser works for me.

Anonymous said...

I don't buy fabric softener sheets anymore. We recently began hanging our laundry to dry to save on our electric bill. I cut an old kitchen towel into squares and keep the rags in a container that has a couple tablespoons of liquid fabric softener mixed with a cup & a half of water. I put one square in with the laundry when I wash it. I toss jeans, towels and other things that tend to get "crunchy" when line dried into the dryer for 5 minutes or so with the dried fabric softener rag and a tennis ball - softens everything right up! When I run out of the liquid fabric softener, I'm going to try some of the hair conditioner I've gotten for free and can't use due to hard water :)! I've read that it works just as well as the fabric softener...

 

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