Involving children in household projects is a great way for them to feel included and to have them start helping out at home (even if they're not big enough to mop your kitchen floor yet). Did you know you'll save some bucks by making your own laundry detergent?
We stopped in over at Sleepytime Gal and she reminded us of a great project to take on with your kids — making laundry soap. Now I know it seems that the lives of a parent are already maxed out and that's probably not untrue. Good news, this doesn't take long and it will save you money along the way.
Sleepytime Gal shares that you only need a few supplies that when stirred together give you a simple power which only requires a few tablespoons of use per load. By making your own, it takes the cost down to $0.03 per load which is 1/5th of the cost of inexpensive soap purchased in bulk from big box stores.
Even if your kids make a mess stirring things up, a quick rinse and they'll instantly be clean and since nothing in the mixture is an irritant, it's safe for them to help stir and come in contact with their tender skin.
(Image: Sleepytime Gal)