Friday, June 26, 2009

Frugal Living Friday: Lemonade Kool-Aid

Welcome to Frugal Living Friday! Each week I will feature a tip that can help us stretch our budget and live more frugally! If you have a tip that you want shared on Frugal Living Friday, let me know and you could become a guest blogger for a day.

You know all those lime stains that build up in your dishwasher? Have you bought those cleaners at the store for $4-$5 a bottle? Sure, they do the trick....but, there is a less expensive way to clean your those pennies and do it the frugal way!

photo courtesy of Real Simple

Yes, you are seeing correctly....lemonade Kool-Aid! Real Simple magazine says that the citric acid in the Kool-Aid is a pro at wiping out stains. You put the packet into your dishwasher soap dispenser in an empty dishwasher. Run through a cycle. And whalla!! For a whopping 10 cents you can have a stain-free dishwasher! Oh, and lemonade Kool-Aid is the only flavor of Kool-Aid that works. :)

Granted, it doesn't clean it perfectly but it does do a mighty fine job at wiping out stains. Try it! It works for me.


Tisha Lou said...

Wow! That is really cool. That is something I am going to try... once I have a dishwasher that isn't named David! Thanks Marne!

Tara said...

I'm learning new things. 1) how to clean a stained dishwasher and 2) dishwashers get stained. Guess I've been lucky so far!

Related Posts with Thumbnails