August 9, 2010

little ms green: sullied + stained

It has been way, way too long since I did some real cleaning around this joint.  Yes, things are tidy, but if you look closely you'll see a splash of baby food here and a smattering of cobwebs there.  But what's getting real nasty is that pile of dirty clothes in the hallway.

Little Ms Green is back and this time she's going to take down that stink pile!

First, gather your supplies.

You'll need:

12 cups Borax (found this at my local hardware store)
8 cups Baking Soda (easiest to buy this much at a bulk store)
8 cups Washing Soda (found in the laundry aisle at the grocer)
8 cups grated bar soap
1 large bucket

Grab your grater (or Magic Bullet if you're feeling a little lazy).  Shred the heck out of the laundry soap (I use about 2 1/2 bars, but that will vary depending on the brand you use).

Okay, so you're just about done.  You need a bucket.  A pretty big one.

Start dumping in all of your ingredients.  This can get a little messy.

Soon enough you'll have a giant pile of snowy white clothes cleaning goodness.  Make sure you mix this thoroughly.  This will take time, but it's a necessary evil (the funk demons won't leave your clothes unless you do).

There you have it ladies and gents, your very own eco-friendly, fragrance free and cheap-as-all-get-out laundry soap (my laundry costs went from 60 cents per load to just 7 pennies).