Lay a tarp so clean up is easy. Figure out how to do curves neatly (I'm thinking paisley). If it has to be straight, do a herringbone pattern. If dark carpet, use bleach to make two tone. If lighter paint on dye and scotch guard to add color. Dye cab be added to bleached rug to make multi color.
This page contains homemade fabric softener recipes. Fabric softener is great for keeping your clothes soft and fresh when the come out of the laundry. However, it can get expensive to purchase on a regular basis. Making it at home is a great way to save some money.
Save TONS of money by making your very own laundry detergent pods. It's so simple, you'll never think about buying again. DIY Instructions here: http://www.ehow.com/how_12342934_make-diy-laundry-pods.html?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=freestyle&utm_campaign=fanpage