Point of fact: listening to the Doors while doing laundry makes the clothes dry more quickly!*
So, if you've stayed awake this past week long enough to read my fascinating laundry series, pat yourself on the frugal back. And dear god, you need more interests in your life!
Today is all about resources and things I personally use. These are recommendations from my experiences, but know that different things work better for others.
- Detergent. I use this homemade recipe that works great and is wicked cheap. And it's simple to make.
- Drying racks. Back when we moved in to our new apartment, I put our drying racks on the deck on a rare sunny January afternoon. Troy said "are you sure you want to do that? Our new neighbors will think we're weird". I rolled my eyes and put them on the deck. The next sunny afternoon I saw they had hung their laundry out as well. Our neighbor said she was inspired by us and went and found a drying rack. So pffft to Troy!
- Drying racks can be found pretty much anywhere - Amazon, other online stores, Target, Wal-Mart, thrift stores (my neighbor got hers at a Goodwill), yard sales, etc. I have 1 wooden one, and 1 "metal" (shiny plastic) one. Like them both, but the "metal" one is much sturdier. I got it at Target for about $22.
- Smaller hanging rack. This is great for socks, bras, undies, wash cloths, etc., and frees up your standing racks for the bigger items. We hang it from our dining room light fixture. Cause we are klassy!
*The Doors rock, but don't make your laundry dry any more quickly. Sorry!
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