Look What The LORD has Done !!! Proverbs 10:22
" The Blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it."
Here I would like to share with you some ways that you can save money in running a household.
I have recipes for cooking food and also recipes for homemade cleaners and also tips on shopping for groceries and menu planning skills.
I have been a Domestic Engineer in homemaking for over 40 years now and have learned so much that I rejoice in now sharing with
Saving Money on Groceries - groceries shopping strategy
The first thing to take note of is.. that the stores run sales on things in cycles.
The goal is to over time...you only buy the item(s) when they are on sale and you buy enough to make it from sale to sale or until the item goes on sale again.
You may not be able to do this all from the start ..but over time.. baby steps...you will be able to stock up on the sale items and plan your
menus from your 'in stock' items instead of from what ever is only on sale that particular week.
At the beginning you'll be planning your menus from the current sale items each week until you build up your store of food in the cupboard or/freezer. I use coupons if available on these sale
items for an even greater savings. Sometimes you can get a name brand item on sale with a coupon cheaper than the 'store brand'. You do the math each time.
Home Made cleaners: For starters here are recipes for:
Spray Spot Remover for Laundry:
Put One and One Half cups Water in 16 oz. bottle FIRST!
Then add 1/4 cup Glycerin, 1/2 cup Palmolive Pure and Clear Dish Detergent. Shake well.
Just spray on stains then wash as usual!
The Best and Cheapest Dry Laundry Soap!!
So good that no fabric softener needed!!!
use in all water temperatures!
1 bar Kirk's Original Coco Castile Soap grated!
1 whole box Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda
1 whole box 20 Mule Team Borax
Mix in a bucket thoroughly,
the grated soap, washing soda, and Borax.
Distribute into containers to keep it dry.
Use only 2 to 3 Tablespoons per Large load
of laundry. This will not make suds, but the water is very soft!
Another recipe for:
Laundry Cleaner - No Soap Needed!
If you do not want to grate soap,
just mix equal parts
Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda with
20 Mule Team Borax.
Store in a Container- keep it dry.
Use 1/4 cup to each load of clothes.
Instead of using Fabric Softener and to add freshness:
you can add 1/2 cup of vinegar to rinse water
Just Club Soda! good for windows, mirrors, hard surfaces.
Antibacterial Spray Cleaner for hard surfaces
12 oz . water (add water first!)
add 3 Tablespoons liquid soap
( I use Dr. Bronner's soap )
add 20-30 drops tea tree oil
great for germ-killing cleaning on all hard surfaces in bathrooms!
Castile Soap General Household Spray Cleaner
28 oz. Water (add first)
1/4 cup Dr. Bronner's Liquid Soap
10 drops essential oil (if desired)
This soap is great for general cleaning but can also be used to stop and kill insects ( ants, spiders ) in their tracks!
Sal Suds Cleaner
1 Qt water
1 Tablespoon of
Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Cleaner
( this is a very concentrated mix )
Great to use for stuck on food on pots and pans and dishes. Spray to remove stuck on food
Let it soak a bit and the food is softened and comes right off! This works just as good as
Dawn Direct spray and is much much cheaper!
Foam Hand Washing Soap
4 parts water add water first!
1 part Dr. Bronner's Liquid Soap
( re-use a foam soap dispenser )
Some of these home made cleaner recipes but not all have come from this book:
Karen Logan’s very good book, Clean House, Clean Planet.
I highly recommend this book for ways to replace toxic conventional products.
3 John 1:2 "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper
and be in health even as thy soul prospereth."