Feb 14, 2014

What To Do If You Ever Put Dish Soap In The Dishwasher!

Feb
14
2014
Friday

What To Do If Dish Soap Gets In The Dishwasher




I was out yesterday afternoon writing up my homemade cough remedy post and ended up coming home to the picture above.

And that was the cleaned-up version! The kids had already decided to mop the kitchen with the suds and had cleaned up a good amount of it already.

It has happened at least once with each of our kids. They try to “help” wash the dishes by putting dish soap in the dishwasher.

And okay, I’ll admit it happened to me too soon after I got married and tried to use dish soap when we ran out of detergent.

I don’t remember what I did when it happened to me, but the first time it happened with one of the kids Ryan and I got cups to try to get all of the bubbles out. LOTS of cupfulls and several dishwasher cycles later we finally got rid of all of the bubbles.

The next time it happened (with kid #2) I had the brilliant idea of using the ShopVac to get the suds out. It definitely helped speed up the process, but it still took a while.

But this time I was prepared! I had seen a tip recently (maybe it was on Pinterest? Probably so!) that had said to put a cup of FABRIC SOFTENER in your dishwasher if this ever happened and that it would take away the foam.

So that’s what I did… and it actually WORKED!

**You likely will want to take your dishes out before using the fabric softener since there are several toxic chemicals in fabric softener.**

If you don’t want to use fabric softener, or don’t have any on hand, here are a few other options:

  • Vinegar – white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar should both work
  • Oil
  • Salt & ice – sprinkle salt in the dishwasher and add several cubes of ice. Run the dishwasher for a short amount of time and then drain it. Repeat.
  • Pool/Spa Defoamer

More posts you might enjoy:

How to get rid of fruit flies

How to get rid of pests naturally

How to make your own fabric softener

How to take a detox bath

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Apr 19, 2012

Homemade Jewelry Cleaners For All Jewelry Types – {Thursday’s Frugal Tip From Pinterest!}

Apr
19
2012
Thursday

Well, I can’t even tell you the last time I bought jewelry cleaner.  I’m pretty sure it was way back in 2000 when Ryan and I got engaged so that I could clean my wedding ring!  I still have some of that cleaner left (I should probably clean my jewelry more often!) but when it runs out I’m definitely going to be making my own.

To see all of the details on how to make your own jewelry cleaner, head over to Craft Gossip!

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Apr 12, 2012

Super Simple Homemade Air Freshener – {Thursday’s Frugal Tip From Pinterest!}

Apr
12
2012
Thursday

Talk about inexpensive!!!  I don’t think you can get more inexpensive than this unless you just forgo an air freshener all-together.  The author mentions using lavender oil (<–Amazon link), but you could also do a combination of oils like lavender and lemongrass, or lavender and VANILLA (hmm… I bet you could use homemade vanilla!)

To see all of the details on how to do this, head over to The Complete Guide to Incomplete Homemaking!

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Apr 5, 2012

DIY “Swiffer” Dusters Out Of Microfiber or Fleece! – {Thursday’s Frugal Tip From Pinterest!}

Apr
5
2012
Thursday

We JUST put in wood floors in our house. Well, not wood floors. They are actual vinyl floors that look like wood floors… and they ROCK (check out Allure at Home Depot… and no, I was not paid to talk about them :) )! Ryan and I installed them ourselves over a weekend and so even though it was $1.79 per square foot, we didn’t have to pay any added installation cost on top of that!

I didn’t have a Swiffer just for my tile kitchen floor, but I definitely needed one after we installed this. But have you guys noticed how much the Swiffer refills are?!? And I swear I end up sweeping up this floor AT LEAST twice a day. That’s a lot of disposable Swiffer sheets to go through.

BUT, there’s a solution! And I found it on none other than Pinterest! REUSABLE Homemade “Swiffer” Dusters made out of Microfiber or Fleece! You just wash them after a couple of uses and they’re ready to go again.

To see all of the details on how to make these, head over to Frugal Upstate!

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Mar 29, 2012

DIY Bubble Jug and Bubbles {Thursday’s Frugal Tip From Pinterest!}

Mar
29
2012
Thursday

Spring is in the air!  My children love blowing bubbles for hours outside when the weather permits.   I can not begin to tell you how many times there has been a spill and the tears begin to flow.  Come Together Kids uses a simple plastic gallon jug with a dispenser to contain her DIY bubbles.  The dispenser makes it easy to refill those little bottles of bubbles.  Also, I can’t wait to try the DIY bubbles recipes (she has 2 different ones) she uses to fill up her bubble jug.

To see all of the details on how to do this, head over to Come Together Kids!

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Mar 22, 2012

How To Do A Boys Haircut YOURSELF! – {Thursday’s Frugal Tip From Pinterest!}

Mar
22
2012
Thursday

 

It seems like my boy’s hair grows faster than a weed!   I can get away with only cutting my girls’ hair a couple of times a year, but my 7 year old boy’s hair is shaggy after just a month.  BUT, I have a solution!  I found detailed, step by step instructions on Pinterest on how to give your boy a nice haircut for free.  It looks pretty simple, so I plan on becoming my son’s new barber the next time he needs a haircut.  And maybe one day Ryan will let me cut his hair too after I’ve had enough practice.  Maybe?  ;)

To see all of the details on how to cut boys hair, head over to Shwin & Shwin!

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