Okay, I know this may not seem like earth-shattering news but it really can save you tons of money.

Check and see how much you spend on laundry detergent. It's crazy expensive, isn't it?

If you have a family of four you go through a ton of it. I see on Pinterest recipes to make your own homemade soap. Here's one of them.

However, I haven't done it because it's just too dang time-consuming. I mean I have to go to the store and buy all the stuff and then take the time to make it. I know in the long run it will save me money, I get that, but still.

I was searching on Buzzfeed one weekend. It's one of my guilty pleasures. It had one of those stories about stuff on Amazon I just have to have. So I clicked on it because well I may just NEED one of these items. I don't want to miss out. FOMO and all (Fear of Missing Out for those still learning the lingo).

Well, they indeed had something I thought looked rather interesting. Heck, it is good for the environment and lasts over 1,000 washes. All for $20. I'm in. To at least give it a try.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM

The box came with 2 laundry balls so I gave one to my daughter. I have been using it for about 3 months now and you know what? I really haven't noticed my clothes not getting clean or anything. That was my concern. I have bought these too because I wanted to save money on fabric softener too. I do occasionally add essential oils to keep my laundry smelling fresh.

I am pretty impressed so far in the 3 months I have been trying it. Oh and I have already noticed the money I am saving. The only "work" involved is I keep the laundry ball on top of the washer when not in use. They also have this suggestion:

Direct sunlight, preferably outside or window with bright light, once every 2 weeks to release the odors and enhance the bio-ceramics performance for continued use

I'm still trying to find a place locally to purchase the laundry balls but have not had any success.....YET! Have you tried either of these products? Have they helped you with saving money on your laundry? Comment below.