And yes, here's the famous home-made laundry detergent I'm so in love with. My wonderful sister introduced me to it. You save a TON of money for soap that works great. It costs you about $10 a year, depending on the size of your family. No lie; check it out! You can also make it in powder form with basically the same ingredients; whatever your preference is. You'll never go back once you try it!
And here's my other favorite! My solar oven John bought me for my birthday last year. We've enjoyed a summer of banana and zucchini bread without heating up the house or using any propane! I've also done soup, baked potatoes, and chicken.