So before I even knew what Pinterest was, I heard that it was incredibly addictive. I decided right then and there that I needed to avoid this thing called Pinterest, because I have enough distractions in my life.

I also said that once about this thing called Twitter, and we all know how that turned out.

I’ve also been moving a new direction in my frugality. Rather than looking for ways to save money on household items, and I am researching and discovering what things I can make for myself. I’ve found that this saves me money and creates less waste.

Pinterest has been a great source of information on all things DIY (aka Do-It-Yourself). I’ve got lots of things pinned to my DIY and Frugality pinboard that I can’t wait to try. First up on my list was DIY Febreze, courtesy of the Fake-It Frugal blog.

The DIY Febreze was extremely easy to make – and cheap! It has three ingredients: baking soda (which I already had), water (easy enough), and liquid fabric softener (I picked up a bottle of generic for $1.99). I washed out and reused a spray bottle that originally had glass cleaner in it. Within ten minutes, I had a full bottle of fabric refresher ready to go.

So the big question is, how does it work? My experience so far has been great! I’ve used it to freshen our furniture (we have dogs!) and have used it when I iron to add a fresh scent to our clothes. It also added a (much needed) pleasant scent to the inside of my car when I cleaned it out. No staining or residue to be found on any of the fabrics. If I hadn’t made it myself, I wouldn’t have known it wasn’t brand name Febreze.

Stay tuned for more DIY via Pinterest adventures! I plan on trying DIY dishwasher detergent next. If there’s something you’d like me to try or look for, please leave me a suggestion in the comments.

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