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Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by donrae, Nov 30, 2015.
I hear you! I keep telling mine to get back to work but they'd rather be bums and dust bathe all day
We do the same they have gotten less picky lol.
What a great idea. I want to join. I have always wanted to track my grocery spending, but it's just so boring. Putting it on BYC just automatically makes it more fun!
I guess I will start tomorrow since it is the 15th. My cupboards are bare too right now and l need to go grocery shopping, so it's a good time to start.
Puts me at 768.31
Lordy. Just got back from shopping. $343.82 this month so far. We won't be going again this month, so that's about average. I had no fresh veggies or fruit in the house. Now I have a fridge full! Of course nothing in winter is cheap, but that's ok.
Tomorrow we are looking forward to a huge fresh salad for supper. With fruit for dessert!
Well went to heb and got everything but three things i forgot ended up being 278.31 i am alloted 600.00 a month for groceries, hygiene, cleaning, and animal feed so far i am still under budget by 22 dollars.
Are you making your own laundry detergent? Huge savings to be had there, and I can say that it's the best laundry product I've ever used.
No i use magic wash berries they come in a box that works for 360+ washes i still have a whole nother box.
Wal Mart last night for some OTC meds. Also picked up another turkey breast to smoke, some veggies and some ramen.
I'm up to 791.44
I make my own and it's a huge overall savings, for everyday use...
But, I find that it does have some limitations over commercial detergents for heavily soiled items... I find that keeping a bottle of Tide, Era or usually the Aldi generic Tandril on hand is beneficial for heavily soiled items... I have found the commercial detergents work better at getting oil/grease out of clothing after working on equipment and it also does a better job of getting rid of pet/baby/toddler mistake or accident odors...
Here is my mix, not fully original as it's similar to many others...
2 Bars Naptha
2 Bars Zest
4 Bars Zote
1 Box (16oz) Baking Soda
1 Box (55oz) Washing Soda
1 Box (76oz) Borax
1. Shred bar soaps in food processor with shredder attachment.
2. Replace shredder attachment with regular chopping blade attachment.
3. Put 1 cup of powder and roughly 1.5 cups of shredded bar soap in and blend until mixed.
(Clearly the amounts in step 3 depend on the size of your food processor)
4. Dump blended soap mix into container and repeat step 3 until finished.
I use about 1 Tablespoon to 1/4" cup per load depending on size, on a 'cool' wash and it last our family of 5 about 3-4 months for a about $15...