Byproduct: Rent's Due & DIY Laundry Detergent


Screening of “Rent’s Due” featuring live director commentary with Andy McCone.

Rent’s Due from Joe Shapiro on Vimeo.


All the Ingredients you need!


Stephanie grating the soap.


Alisha Espi with clean clothes and fresh detergent!

Making your own detergent:

1 cup of 2o Mule Team Borax (borax is not boric acid, it’s a boran mineral and salt that’s mined directly from the ground)

1 cup of Super Washing Soda

1 bar of Ivory soap (grated)

Combine in bowl, mix and mash-up


Makes for about 64 loads.

Ideal for High Efficiency (HE) washers due to the fact its low on suds. Safe for Septic tanks. Also, it doesn’t contain phosphates and fillers that can clog lines.

Hydrogen peroxide can be used to remove odor from “workout” or stinky clothes. Just a little poured over your laundry load and it won’t stain your clothes.

Price comparison:

7th Generation:  powder = 17.99

= .25 ¢ per load

liquid = 9.99

= .30 ¢ per load

Arm & Hammer: liquid  = $6.79

= .21 ¢ per load

Tide: Powder =  $20.32

= .21 ¢ per load

HOMEMADE: Powder= $11.00 (for borax, soda, and soap. This purchase will last about a year’s worth of detergent!)

= .05 ¢ per load

= .15 ¢ per load (with Dr. Bronner’s soap instead of plain Ivory soap)

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