How an intended lazy Sunday became a domestically productive day

April 10, 2011 § 5 Comments

Today, I woke up fully intending to sit around all day and nap when I felt like it. Yesterday, my normal day off, was incredibly productive. I wrote additional pages, finished up my cover letter, CV, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and heard back from the third of my professional references. I’m still feeling happy and excited about tomorrow’s meeting–I literally can’t stop thinking about this job prospect.

In lieu of utter laziness and in need of a distraction from my hopefulness…today became Laundry Day.

After reading my friend Vikki’s step-by-step guide to making powdered laundry detergent back in February, I’ve been dying to try out this method. But I had to wait until we’d used up all our Tide. That day was today. Laundry Day. So, Robert and I went to the store, and a little over $15 later (I had to buy an entire pallet of Ball jars–Kroger didn’t sell them individually) I was able to make this:

Ivory soap + washing soda + Borax = a happy home!

In Vikki’s post, she used Zote (14.1 oz). I couldn’t find Zote, so I ended up using roughly 14 ounces of Ivory instead. The detergent is super yummy smelling!

Thanks, Vik, for the awesome tip! šŸ™‚

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§ 5 Responses to How an intended lazy Sunday became a domestically productive day

  • Wow, what’s the job prospect? I’ve not been around for a couple of days. I must have missed something. Will surf backward! Great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
    Kathy

  • Lacy says:

    This is a fantastic idea! I’m definitely going to have to try it, especially since it seems so easy to make. I’ve been thinking for awhile about making my own household cleaners and things, and this sounds like an excellent place to start. Thanks for the recipe and link!

    • Mrs. H. says:

      So far, there have been about four loads of laundry to go through this batch–and I really like it! Apparently you can add essential oils to it, if you want a particular scent. I haven’t tried that just yet, though. Overall, though, great clean smell, white whites, and stain-lifting properties. I am impressed!! šŸ™‚

  • Clare says:

    how interesting! I may have to give this a try one day!

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