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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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2 ingredient homemade dishwasher detergent

The other night I found myself in a dilemma. I had just packed the dishwasher full of dirty dishes when I reached for the box of dishwasher tabs only to discover that the box was empty. I wasn’t going to undo that delicate, puzzle-like arrangement of dishes to do them by hand, but I really needed them for breakfast the next morning.

So, I grabbed a couple household ingredients and made my own detergent! The concoction I made has two ingredients: baking soda and dish soap. That’s it! I pretty much always have those two things on hand and you can always get them both for really cheap after coupons.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent:

-2 tbsp baking soda
-a couple drops of liquid dish soap

1. In the main well of your dishwasher where you normally add the soap, add 2 tbsp of baking soda (you might use more or less depending on how big your well is).
2. Add a couple drops of dish soap, close the lid of the well, and run your dishwasher like you normally would.

I noticed that this method got everything really clean and I didn’t experience any overflowing suds or residue on my dishes. Let me know how it works for you!

I grabbed a couple household ingredients and made my own homemade dishwasher detergent! It's super easy and effective.

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