Laundry

You’ll find some terrific money saving recipes for the laundry HERE

Liquid Laundry Detergent

Liquid Laundry Detergent

  This is a great recipe that you can use to save money and help cut down on the chemicals you use around the house. It makes a beautiful creamy mixture. To make it even smoother you can mix it with a paddle mixer on a drill or in smaller batches with a stick blender....
Get Your Whites REALLY White!

Get Your Whites REALLY White!

Ever wondered how to get your dirty whites clean again, really clean? Well this is how I do it and it works every time. Put all your dirty whites into the washing machine and cover with really HOT water (Boil water on the stove and add it if you can, the hotter the...

Lovely Liquid Washing Detergent

    Ingredients 1 cup Borax 1 cup Washing Soda 1 cup Liquid Castile Soap 10-15 drops Essential Oil 17 cups of water   Instructions In a large saucepan, bring 6 cups of water to a slight boil. Once the water begins to boil, turn off the heat and stir in the Borax and...

Water Hardness in Australia

    Laundry detergents work better in “soft water.” Borax naturally softens hard water making almost all detergents more effective so adding 1/2 cup to each full load of washing with your normal detergent will boost your detergent greatly, resulting in a whiter and...

Refreshing Your Towels

    Over time towels can become dull and smelly and less absorbent. They develop a build up of washing powder and fabric softener and generally just look, feel and smell yuk. If you use our homemade laundry powder and add vinegar to the final rinse you shouldn’t...

Wool Wash Recipes

  Wash your wool garments in cool water with a gentle handmade detergent on a delicate wash cycle or hand wash for extra care. Freshly Homemade Wool Wash 4 cups soap flakes (Grate your own soap or use Lux Flakes) 4 cups boiling water 1 cup Methylated Spirits 1...

Pre-wash Stain Remover Recipes

  2/3 cup Fairy dish detergent 2/3 cup ammonia 6 tbls bicarbonate of soda 2 cups warm water   Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and then, using a funnel, pour into a spray bottle. Recycle an old spray bottle if you can. To use, shake the bottle well because...

Cleaning With Ammonia

  To clean jewellery, soak in a solution of one part ammonia and one part cold water. To clean grease from stove burners: Place the burners in a Ziploc bag with 1/4 cup ammonia and let sit overnight. Remove scuff marks and dirt from white shoes by scrubbing with a...

Fabric Softener Crystals

  Commercial fabric softeners tend to create a build up of residue on your washing over time and can actually make towels repel water, and we wont even mention the chemicals they can contain. Money Savvy Mums have come up with a great fabric softener that saves you...

Deliciously Easy Homemade Fabric Softener

Making your own cleaning products not only saves you heaps of money but you get to make something that is safer for your family to use and customed to the scents you love! As with any of our cleaning recipes it is up to you to determine if they are safe to use with...

Homemade Oxygen Bleach Recipes

  This homemade Oxygen bleach is a good stain remover for clothes and a good pre-treatment soaker for a load of laundry. I’ve never had a problem with it bleaching my clothes but to be on the safe side perhaps you should test your mixture first. It’s a...

All Purpose Cleaner

  All Purpose Cleaner This all-purpose cleaner is great to have on hand in the kitchen. (Always spot-test before trying it on a new surface.) 2 teaspoons borax 1 teaspoon washing soda (not baking soda) Hot water 4 Tablespoons vinegar ½ teaspoon natural liquid soap...

Scented Linen Sprays

  The power of smell, a guide to aromatherapy Aromatherapy has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Did you know that scents have the power to effect your mood? That’s right, that’s what I said, they can relieve stress,...

Powdered Laundry Detergents

  Easy to make, economical powdered laundry detergents that wont disappoint you!  Low Sudsing so they’re Front loader friendly too!   Ingredients for Powdered Laundry Detergent 2 cups Borax (sodium borate) found in the laundry aisle of most supermarkets 2 cups...

Everyday uses for vinegar

    Vinegar is a substance that’s probably sitting in your kitchen cabinet right now, and is often used in cooking. However, there’s a lot of other uses for vinegar that you could be taking advantage of. This article is going to go through some of the best...
We Love to Save Water!

We Love to Save Water!

Saving Water, Saving Cash Australians have been through a lot with water, from extreme drought to almost non stop rainy weather. There has been lack and there has been abundance of water, and there will likely be both again. The people who fared best during times of...