I don’t know if any of you run into this question
“Is everything in the dishwasher CLEAN OR DIRTY?”
With four kids –that are home all day long –because we home school, we run the dishwasher a lot.
We rinse everything before we put it in the dishwasher so sometimes it is hard to tell…
- Is it half full because we loaded and didn’t have a full load to run it?
- or did someone pull out some things from the clean dishwasher load without completely unloading???
- or is it full and clean and needs unloaded?
- or is it full and dirty and someone forgot to start it?
I had picked up some little magnetic photo pockets at one of the dollar stores and thought it would be the perfect place to store a dirty/ clean tag.
I just used a black chalkboard tag and a white tag from Canvas Corp and wrote on them
It is so easy to slide one in front of the other.
You know just in case we don’t have time to unload the dishwasher right away
(like when we are in the middle of home school or ummm in the middle of projects)
uh huh –I do a few of those.
Check out what Pleasure In simple Things made from advertising magnets.
We LOVE the smell of our clothes with my Homemade Laundry Soap so I decided I would make some
Homemade Dish Washer Detergent.
It is really easy to make.
I really like the idea of going off the grid and living
BEFORE I go any further let me tell you FILL your rinse agent reservoir with
DISTILLED WHITE VINEGAR
The distilled white vinegar is a great all natural rinsing agent and will aid in leaving your dishes super clean.
MY HOMEMADE LAUNDRY SOAP
Cuts through the grease.
It can be used on vintage pieces as well.
BEST OF ALL
It SAVES you money and lots of it.
and just like my Laundry Soap there are not a lot of ingredients –anyone can make it.
What you need to know about Homemade Dish Washer Detergent:
- Washing Soda—(also known as sodium carbonate)
It is a natural substance (made from salt and limestone).
It cuts grease–Eliminates Odors–helps with Stains
It can be used for cleaning many things in your home.
Look for it in the Laundry Soap section . It is made by Arm and Hammer.
I recommend that you keep all items out of children’s reach.
about $3 for 55 oz.
- -Borax—(also known as sodium borate decahydrate; sodium pyroborate; birax; sodium tetraborate decahydrate; sodium biborate)
Borax is a natural mineral compound.
It cleans–It disinfects–It maintains the PH balance
Look for it in the Laundry Soap section . Look for 20 Muleteam.
I recommend that you keep all items out of children’s reach. High doses can be lethal–this item should not be stored with food.
Cost around $3 for 76 oz.
- Epsom Salt (also called magnesium sulphate because it is a mineral compound of sulphate and magnesium.)
It is a natural scouring powder.
about $3 for 4 lbs.
Homemade Dish Washer Detergent:
- 6 C Washing Soda
- 6 C Borax
- 3 C Epsom Salt
If you want a citrus fresh clean add 1 and 1/2 Cups of Fruit fresh (found in the canning section of your grocery store).
Mix it all together and store in an air tight glass container–just so it looks pretty — you know.
Add a pretty tag so you know what is in your container.
Because there is not any fillers in this Dishwasher Detergent you only need 1 Tbsp per load.
Get rid of all the chemicals in store bought brands plus saves lots of money.
GO GREEN and put more GREEN in your pockets.
STAY TUNED–as soon as I receive my Dr. Bronner’s Soap I plan on making a LIQUID DISH WASHER DETERGENT.
Hmmm what should I make next Toothpaste?