Make your own CHEAP dishwashing detergent and rinse aid.

First we tackled the dryer; now we’re on to the dishwasher! Apparently, a homemade version is incredibly easy to make and cheap cheap cheap. (I found this recipe repeated on about a dozen other websites, but it’s so good, it required a Curbly appearance.)  

What you need:

For the detergent:

Mix 1 part Arm & Hammer to 1 part 20 Mule Team.

Add 2 tablespoons of your powder concoction to your dishwasher’s detergent dispenser.

For the rinse aid:

To combat water spots, add vinegar to your rinsing agent dispenser.

And that’s it!! Could it get any easier?!