Doing Laundry without Breaking the Bank or Back

Living in an apartment does come with a few challenges, although it also eliminates others.

We have to walk farther to get our mail, do our laundry, and carry in groceries; but we don’t have to mow our lawn or fix our roof.

Problem: Because we have to walk to our laundry area, there is no way I’m going to carry a jug of laundry detergent that weighs half as much as I do.  However, that is the only way to buy laundry soap if you want a good price!

Solution: I bought one small bottle of laundry soap, and also had one that was given to me when I got married.  I saved them when they emptied, and refilled them from the big bottle.

This only takes a minute and saves so much effort and money.


About recipeshappen

I'm Bonnie. I'm a pharmacy technician and new wife to Bogdan. I love cooking, usually without recipes. I love good sales and coupons, but haven't quite figured out the best way to find them. I make the typical new-wife mistakes and have burned my share of cookies. I like a cold house and a hot shower all year long.
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9 Responses to Doing Laundry without Breaking the Bank or Back

  1. Melissa says:

    Nice!! I usually just fill the lid of the big container. I have a laundry basket with wheels. It was a necessity if the hubby didn’t want to do laundry with me 😉

    • I’d like to get one of those ones with wheels… so I can look like all the old women, straggly women who live in our apartment complex! 😉
      But hey, at least they do their laundry.

  2. nice! AND you’re keeping plastic out of landfills. That’s green!!!

    • True! I have found that so many REAL green things are cheaper than not being green – like this idea.
      It’s all fine and good to recycle, but to use disposable diapers for your babies at the same time? I think hypocritical. haha. 🙂
      I’m all for cheap green things!

  3. 1smartcookie says:

    Great Ideas, I generally use those small PODS of detergent and simply only take the number I need with me, instead of having to carry the detergent bottles.. NOw if i can find little pods that work for everything else, .. bleach, stain remover,

  4. I’ve found using the pods is actually cheaper for me.
    If the container says 30 loads – I’ll get 30 loads out of it.
    If using the liquid/powder, I find I don’t always measure and never get the full # of loads from it.
    I know I’ve gotten 60 load advertised cheap laundry soap and never got close to that many.
    Maybe try counting if you really do get the # of loads out of your laundry detergent?
    Maybe I’m just horrible at measuring 😀 Would be curious to know…
    Same goes for dishwasher pods.

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