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I know the blog’s been a bit lonely for a few weeks. I’m not sure what to blame it on exactly, but my excuse of choice is that the summer heat sucks all motivation from me.

But anyways.

Since I haven’t been couponing lately my stockpile has dwindled down to just a few shelves full of household and hygiene-related items, which I’ve been trying to use up before the expiration dates roll around. I pulled out my last bottle of Febreze fabric refresher and thought it smelled kind of funky.
Honestly, I’m not sure if it was supposed to smell like that or not since I usually buy other scents, but when I opened the bottle to investigate it had green floaty things on top.


So I dumped the bottle thinking that surely there was a DIY version out in internet-land somewhere.

And guess what?
After about two seconds of searching, I ran across this post.

It took about three minutes to gather what I needed and whip up a batch of my very own fabric refresher.

1/8 cup Fabric Softener (I used my trusty Gain)
2 TBSP Baking Soda
Hot Water

Dissolve the baking soda in approximately 1/2 cup of hot water, then add the fabric softener.
Pour into spray bottle (I used the Febreze bottle, after sanitizing it of the mystery green substance, of course) and add hot water to solution.
Spray on carpets, couches, curtains, etc.

Now my house smells wonderful and I didn’t have to spend a dime to replenish my supply!

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