In regards to my alternative fabric softener, I’ve gotten a few responses similar to Trent at Simple Dollar got regarding his homemade laundry detergent:

“That much effort for 10 cents a load? Why?”

Because I don’t look at it like 10 cents a load, I look at it as $40+ a year. Forty dollars is equivalent to two minimum credit card payments, almost a week’s worth of groceries, or a nice dinner out with Mr. MT as a reward for hard work.

Regardless of the amount, I got into debt a dollar at a time; I will get out, and stay out, a dollar at a time.