Cleaning on a budget!

Author : teriann

I am not a clean freak by any means but I like when the place is organized. It does not cost a lot to keep the house clean.

However, the cost of some cleaning products have made me wonder is there a cheaper way to keep my house clean?

I asked around and got a few tips.

Let it Soak

Some products are designed to work quickly while others require more time.  If you wipe the product too quickly then you are wasting it and you will have to apply more to be effective.  Just apply a little patience!

Make your own cleaners

Consumers can save a lot of money by making their own cleaning solutions from items they might already have around the house.  Baking soda, hot water and vinegar are easily accessible items that can be used as cleaners and are effective and safe.

Plan your supplies shopping trips

If you have a bad habit of just grabbing cleaning supplies at whatever store you’re at when you remember, you might be paying more than you have to. If you plan your groceries based on the best places to get deals, consider doing the same for your cleaning supplies. I find that buying cleaning supplies in bulk at the wholesale works out better for me.

Get the best from your cleaning supplies

Use old clothing for rags instead of buying any cleaning scrubber d be careful of those sponges. Damp sponges full of little crevices are breeding grounds for germs.

At the end of each day, put a damp sponge in the microwave for two minutes.  This will kill 99% of lurking germs. Leave it in the microwave until it cools down a bit or you can get a nasty burn. To save money, you can also cut every new sponge in half.  You only use the middle part anyway so get two for one.

Have you ever tried these tips?

How do you deal with cleaning while on a budget?

Well let me hear from you!

Teri Ann Paisley
Gleaner Online Writer

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