Thursday, January 31, 2013

DIY Fail

I had this genius idea.  A radical, homemaking idea that would trump all past projects.  I would make my own laundry detergent.  It would be healthier.  It would be better for the earth.  It would save money.

So I did my research.  I made a cute container.  I grated Ivory soap and carefully mixed it with Borax and Washing Soda.  And then I broke our washing machine.  After several floods, we realized the soap was clogging the machine.  Thank God Jason was able to take the whole thing apart and fix it.  And he did not hassle me at all for my mistake.  Just gracefully picked up some store bought detergent and encouraged me to stick to paper crafts and cooking.

(I'm taking his advice and making homemade refried beans this weekend.)


  1. We made the same detergent a few weeks ago... I'll have to make sure we check on potential clogging problems. It did seem like such a great idea, didn't it?

  2. Clogging didn't even occur to me... Definitely need to keep an eye on that.