DIY dishwasher detergent

Facts about me:

1. I hate rinsing dishes. I always just put them in the dishwasher with all that food gunk on 'em. What's the point of having a dishwasher if you have to wash the dishes before the dishwasher washes them...?
2. I hate long projects.
3. We eat a lot of food. And have a lot of dirty dishes. I need to save money on dishwasher detergent.

Facts about this project tutorial diy homemade dishwasher detergent whatever thing:
1. One tablespoon of this magic makes my dishes shine... WITHOUT having to wash them before they get washed in the dishwasher.
2. This takes 15 seconds.
3. This is cheap. 4 cents a load or something ridiculous like that. Plus, now that you have borax/washing soda, you can easily make your own laundry detergent! (Or vice versa! If you've already made your own laundry detergent, then you already have the ingredients for this!)

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So get ready for the super complicated project. You'll need a lot of paper to write this down:

Step 1: Combine equal parts washing soda and borax in a container. (I used my old detergent container!)

Aaaaaand that's it. I combined one cup washing soda and one cup borax. Stir. Then, I put one tablespoon in my dishwasher.

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Some notes:

-You might need to play with the amounts in your own dishwasher. Every dishwasher is different and has it's own emotional baggage.
-We add two drops of dish soap each time we put the detergent in the dishwasher. Supposedly that can help with cloudy glasses or something.
-USE VINEGAR AS A RINSE AID! So stinkin' cheap and it works like a charm. If your dishes have a film or scum, add vinegar to the rinse aid compartment thing.

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And check out how clean all my dishes are! So simple.