I love a good ‘flow’. I hate doubling back on myself. So when jobs need to get done, I sort them out, one by one, knowing that each job can happen in order and then I’ll be able to walk or drive home a different way from which I came.
So the day I decided to make liquid laundry detergent, I had the ‘flow’ in mind. I had other jobs to do as well as buying the ingredients for the detergent, which I had assumed (from my research) that I’d be able to get it from the supermarket.
So when I arrived and the supermarket and found that Borax wasn’t stocked, I called the hardware store from which I had just come. I wasn’t going to ruin the ‘flow’ without knowing for sure that I could get the product I was looking for.
The girl on the other end of the phone assured me that they had borax in stock. So reluctantly I jumped back in the car. She’d told me that it was in the gardening section, and I made a bee-line for that area when I arrived.
Unable to find it on my own, I sought out and asked a helpful store assistant to find it and was told that they no longer stocked borax. By this point I’d ruined ‘the flow’, I was 35 weeks pregnant, and was seriously fed up by this whole experience. I insisted that the girl on the phone had told me that product was on the shelf, so he went off to ask.
I took myself on a wander through the shelves and FOUND IT! Having very little patience left, I, rudely, told him that he was useless and that I’d found it on my own, and thought, ‘thanks for nothing’.
That afternoon, I made the detergent and have been using it every since. I don’t add any essential oils and we don’t use it on the cloth nappies because we don’t know what the soap will do to the plastic outer, but we so use it on everything else.
It’s super cost effective (you can see that here), and seems to wash everything wonderfully.
Do you go with ‘the flow’? How’s your patience in stores that tell you contradicting information?