Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thrifty Tip

Thrifty Tip 

With four little ones, I have a ton of laundry to do.  When I looked at my grocery receipts recently, I realized that I was going through several things of Shout each month.  I decided to see if I could find an inexpensive solution.

This recipe was the winner.  I have been using it for several months and have found it to be as effective as Shout.

1 part rubbing alcohol to 2 parts water

Put in spray bottle and spritz.  

Folks, it is really that simple.  I like to keep my kids' clothes looking nice so that I can resale them so I really attempt to get out each and every stain.  This stuff has worked like a miracle and totally eliminated another item from my shopping list.

Now, some folks might say that you still had to buy something to make it.  Yes, I did.  This item typically retails for $1.00 as compared to $3.00 (avg. for Shout).  I will be able to use my 16 oz. bottle of rubbing alcohol at least 4x in my spray bottle so I am getting 4 versions of Shout for $1.00.  I am not a mathematical genius but I do believe that is a significant savings.  


  1. This is a great idea. I already make a lot of my own cleaning products. I'll have to add this to my list. Thanks for sharing!

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