DIY Dishwasher Detergent: If I Could Only Use One Hack for Life, This Money-Saving Hack Is It by Dawn Taylor

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3 months ago
DIY Dishwasher Detergent: If I Could Only Use One Hack for Life, This Money-Saving Hack Is It

I don’t recall where I saw this. I probably googled “I’m out of dishwasher pods, what can I use instead?” but its value never goes unappreciated. As a busy mom with dirty dishes a constant in my house and as someone who likes to save money, this hack is everything.

I like to shop at the dollar stores because many things are of the same quality as other stores and, in fact, many items are name brands. But one thing I’ve never been able to go cheap on is dishwasher pods. I am a pod snob, if you will. Only the platinum or complete of the best brands would do the job well the first time – until I discovered the DIY hack that changed my life!

Without further ado, here's what I do:

  1. Drop two small squirts of any liquid dishwashing detergent into the dishwasher detergent depository.
  2. Add baking soda to fill the remaining space.

BOOM! Sparkling dishes for literal pennies a week.

You’re welcome!

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This would be great but I thought you weren’t supposed to use regular dish soap in a dishwasher? 🤔
Dawn Taylor
It’s totally fine , it’s dish soap and you only put a few tiny drops and the rest baking soda. The reason they say don’t put dish soap is because if you put too much it will create suds everywhere but this amount does not. My dishes always come out clean as a whistle.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This is amazing to know, Dawn Taylor ! I always thought it was a no no, so amazing that a little dab will do ya! Thank you for sharing.
Ann Marie G.H. Patitucci
What a great idea! Thanks for sharing, Dawn!

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