I often blog about how long I can make things last. I shared back in January about these boxes of Persil washing powder - I made the last box do 78 washes in comparison with the 50 washes that the box promises.
So when I started on the next box, I used a different measure to scoop up the powder for each load. I filled this little cup each time - it is an old measure from a liquid detergent bottle but it does the job.
It made the difference!
The box of washing powder lasted three months, almost to the day.
But, best of all, it vastly improved the number of washes I got out of the box of powder - 123 compared to just 78!
And, do you know what, our clothes were just as clean!
These boxes of powder cost me £6 each, just before Christmas, and so I have improved the cost per wash from 8p down to just under 5p - even better! A lot better than the recommended dosage which would be 12p/wash. I am not sure that I can improve on 123 washes from a box, but watch this space, and in about another three months, I'll let you know!