As I was browsing a new blog today, brought to me by Home Ec 101 (which I never took because I took ag all four years to be in FFA-the very same FFA that Napolean Dynamite made famous)and reading all about the fascinating money saver of making my own laundry detergent, I then came upon another blog in my google reader who is giving some of her own homemade soaps away. Isn't that funny. This is something I have been wanting to do for a long time-ever since I started cleaing with vinegar and baking soda anyway. I had neither the extra time or energy to research how to make it and low and behold-the recipes have come straight to my inbox at google reader. AWESOME.
I am definitely trying this and I will certainly include the kiddos. We may even call it chemistry. I am excited. We do alot of laundry and this idea has me excited. The All free and clear I have been using does not have me excited because it has no scent. So I will be excited to find a scent I really love.
The other latest thing I have started doing to save money is a fresh fruit and veggie co-op. It all started with a homeschool support meeting on juicing. Now, I wish I could be a juicer or bake my own bread-but I know how I am and this just won't happen for me. However, they dropped a little tip that anyone could buy fruits and veggies WHOLESALE from this certain place in town and I was all over that!! I started with a friend that has a large family and like my own family-they are fresh fruit and veggie addicts. It was just the two of us and then as I made the first delivery, another friend was there and she came aboard. Now yesterday, another friend came on board (as a fill-in but we brought her in wholeheartedly-hopefully she's happy about that?). So this week has been our biggest order ever. We shall see how it goes. It will either be great or we will have way too much stuff. Either way, we have saved a bundle over grocery prices.
Please leave your best money saving tip in my comments. Green would be great, but cheap will suffice! Because with gas at $3.50 a gallon or more in some places, we all need to save money where we can!! I wish I could find a gas WHOLESALER!!