so much less toxic than draino! Just ½ cup of Borax poured down your drain will unclog it when you follow with a couple of cups of boiling water. Add the Borax followed by the boiling water and leave for at least 15 minutes. Then just run your tap water until it is all flushed out.
Finally! A dry (non-messy) DIY Laundry Detergent that works. Costs less than a nickel a load and is a greener alternative (no more jugs in the landfill). Safe for septic, better for the environment and works in cold water (also safe for HE washing machines). :-)
Presort the Family Laundry.. Clean laundry is only half the battle―it still needs to be sorted and put away. Save those steps by keeping washer-and-dryer-safe mesh bags in each kid's room―one for lights, one for darks. Throw the bags directly into the washing machine and dryer, then hand them back to the kids. If they're old enough, they can do their own folding.
The Best Way to Clean Your Bathtub.. 20 Mule Team Borax. It works! I've tried every noxious, nasty, chemical laden cleaner on the market and nothing budged those stains but this actually worked! It is easy on the lungs and the eyes, cheap, and works without even working up a major sweat. I am so excited at the prospect of actually having a clean looking tub again.
"Each member of the family has a mesh lingerie laundry bag, and a hook. They put their dirty socks in the bag each night. Then when it's full, you wash the whole mesh zipped up bag, and give it back! No more sorting through and figuring out which socks are for which person!"