So what you may not know about me is that I still hold on to a bit of my granola California roots(everyone outside the West Coast thinks California residents are hippies. They aren't, but I'll roll with it) and a bit of my Jewish money minding heritage.
What you also might not know is that I take a lot of pride in taking care of our home. I enjoy cleaning taking care of our home not just for myself but for my husband. He appreciates me taking care of him and our needs and I enjoy being a little housewife.
So what happens when you put all that together?
You get a wife who looks for a "green" solution and a less expensive alternative to just about everything.
Last May, I found a "Make Your Own Laundry Soap" Pin on Pinterest. I brushed it off as, crazy person, no way am I doing that. Except...I hate paying $13.99 for Tide twice a month! My husband has sensitive skin and that Tide Free & Clear was the only soap that didn't irritate him!
(2) $13.99 Tide Per Month - $30.37 including tax(I think each bottle lasted about 3 weeks)
That is - $364.44 per year
So on another day in May, I found on one of my favorite blogs The Sprouted Root, a recipe for laundry soap. And this one, it seemed doable. So I waited until I was low on laundry detergent and went out and bought my necessary supplies. You can find the recipe HERE.
Total spent on necessary supplies, including container:
I still have about half of that mix left!
By my calculations:
I have had this soap 7 months, at current usage of 4 loads of laundry per week, this should last another 7 months, making my total use of this recipe 14 months for $21.23.
It gets better.
If you break it down to a per load cost:
16 loads per month x 14 months = 224 loads
224/21.23= about .09 per load
224/364.44= $1.62 per load
That is $1.53 savings per load and over the course of 14 months a savings of: $403.95
Which brings me to:
Woolzies are pure handmade New Zealand wool dryer balls that soften your laundry naturally without any of the chemicals of conventional fabric softeners. Unlike the plastic dryer balls, they are PVC free and won't fall apart or melt on you. Woolzies save time and energy by cutting down on drying time by an average of 25% per load. They also help reduce static and wrinkles.I have been using Woolzies for nearly three weeks now, and I am sold, not just on a sensitive skin basis, but on also for cost effectiveness!
At just $34.95; the total cost for Six XL Woolzies; guaranteed to last for 1,000 loads!
At that rate, these will last me for almost 4 and a half years!
That breaks down to a cost of just $7.76 per year!
I know I spend at least triple, if not quadruple, that on dryer sheets each year!
Not to mention the additional energy savings!
I'm a girl who likes to save a dollar, but I like to save lots of dollars even more, and Woolzies is just the extra bit to make my cost of laundry per year(excluding laundromat costs) a grand total of: $25.04
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