DIY: Home Nessecities You Can Make Better Yourself

If your in charge of your family’s finances, or your own, you’ll know that there is a strategic way to plan your costs for each month. You’ll also know that the little things add up- fast. If you spend $20 a day on food, that becomes $140 a week, and $560 a month.

The little things like laundry, toiletries, and cleaners can also add up even more. Hopefully you have been buying yours in bulk or in larger quantities already, as opposed to buying, say, single serving laundry detergent. Here, however, is a way to save even more than buying store brand bulk household items. Here is how to make them yourself.

DIY Laundry Detergent

Harry Dalian, DIY Detergent

Laundry Detergent expenses can add up, especially if you’ve been used to buying the single serving packages from the laundromat. To save yourself even more money, here is a recipe that will create other household materials into a great, effective solution.

Ingredients: (Found in the Laundry Isle)

  • Borax (4 pound container)
  • Baking Soda (4 pound container)
  • Washing Soda
  • Oxy Clean (4 pound container)
  • Laundry Soap Bars (3 bars, Fels-Naptha brand is good)
  • 4 Gallon Container (to Mix and Store, Round container will be easier)


  • Grate the laundry soap bars into your container
  • Pour in the rest of the ingredients
  • Shut the lid securely, roll the container to mix the detergent.

This is a relatively uncomplicated process. It creates an amount of detergent that should last you the year depending on how much you need to use it. The ingredients are cheap themselves By creating a year’s worth of detergent you are saving yourself the $20 you will save every time you need to replace the deter you’ve used up over the year.

Along the same lines, you can create Dishwasher Detergent on your own as well.

DIY Dishwasher Detergent

So you can save on something that is overpriced because so many of us buy it just because it is what we know. Why rely on all these other brands when you can make this stuff well more simply for yourself. Here’s how:


  • 2 cups of Borax
  • 2 cups of Washing Soda or Baking Soda
  •  1 cup of citric acid
  • 1 cup of kosher salt

Remember you can use white vinegar as a rinsing agent. Other than that, here is a cheap, useful, and good homemade recipe for DIY Dishwasher Detergent.

Stay tuned for more updates of similar recipes! Enjoy!