With everything climbing in price, I have been looking for ways to cut expenses. One of the things that I have been doing is making my own laundry detergent. I make two weeks worth of liquid laundry detergent for about a dollar. Where before I was spending ten on buying detergent at the store. And of course, I hang clothes on the lines outdoors as much as I can. Have also switched to white vinegar for rinse cycle and have been pleased with results on both actions. I also maximize my oven space when baking, as it might take a little longer with a full oven, but it is less expensive than doing baking individually.
There are many free recipes for making your own laundry detergent, febreeze type products, natural flea repellents, dryer sheets, fabric softner, spray starch,baby wipes and all kinds of green cleaning products online. You just need to use google to find and choose what types you might want to try.