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When I bought my High Efficiency (HE) washing machine I had a heck of a time finding a HE laundry detergent that didn’t make me itch, cleaned our clothes, AND didn’t make the washer stink. At the time I couldn’t find a HE laundry detergent that accomplished all three important tasks and ended up making my own powdered laundry detergent. Problem solved.  I had leftover detergent from the old washing machine that let me tell you,it  is NOT a great idea to use in a HE washing machine! However, that liquid laundry detergent is great for pretreating laundry stains so it didn’t go to waste.  Slowly but surely I started making other laundry cleaning supplies like laundry stain spray, static cling fighter, wrinkle releaser, dryer sheets and wool wash save time (it takes me less than 15 minutes to make this stuff) and money. It also cuts down on our household waste too. High fives all around!  Pin this list of ideas to your Pinterest boards for later! Share it with your friends Laundry S

Pickled Garlic Turns Blue, Who Knew?

I made three jars of dill refrigerator pickles with a gift of summer cucumbers. It was my first attempt at making pickles and they came out well. Or at least that’s what I gather since Husband sucked down all but the taste I got from Jar Number One.

I was about to open Jar number two when I noticed that the garlic cloves in the pickle jar were turning blue. They weren’t fuzzy (thank goodness) but I figured that blue garlic can’t be good and poured the jar and it’s contents in the compost bin.

It killed me to throw out food.

When I noticed that some of the garlic in Dill Pickle Jar Number Three had a spot of blue on it.

I did a little research. Turns out that pickled garlic, turns blue as part of the pickling process. Blue garlic is safe to eat! I also learned that pickled asparagus turns pink.

Weird.

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