Out of Detergent, Out of Time
Overwhelmed with the piles of laundry, but can't get to the store to buy more detergent? The following are some simple ways to substitute standard laundry detergent when you're in a punch.
Shampoo Your Shirts
Very small amounts of shampoo can be used when you are out of detergent. Use a gentle formulation and practice extreme moderation - a little goes a long way!
Bars of soap can be used in lieu of detergent. Take a vegetable peeler to cut some small shavings, and throw them in with your clothes. Use a small amount to avoid excessive suds.
White vinegar and baking soda work well as a homemade laundry detergent. Use these common kitchen items when you need to get clothes clean and can't get out to the store.
Dishwasher soap can be used, but it can also cause your washing machine to overflow with bubbles. Use the tiniest amount on clothing that does not require special care.
Done in a Jiffy
Using these convenient products will help you toward clean and organized laundry in no time flat.