Home Care – Cleaning options that won’t break the bank!

Author : teriann

If you are like me, you might find it a challenge to keep your home as pristine as you would like especially when you have children.  The highly trafficked areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms are especially troublesome. It seems as if despite your best efforts, you are always cleaning those areas constantly.

Of course, it is imperative that we keep our homes clean to preserve our health as many viruses live on surfaces at least for a while and leaving them there is an invitation for them to spread. So what do we need to give our house a really thorough clean?

Cleaning Options – Cost

Well, we will need bleach so which is not too expensive as the average cost of a medium-sized is $200, while smaller bottles can be significantly less. Some persons are not able to stand the strong smell of that cleaning agent and opt for products that mix the bleach with other potent ingredients.

Unfortunately these types of products are more expensive and consumers can end up paying as much as $900 for these products. There are many different brands to choose from however, so consumers can choose to use cheaper alternatives.

There are other products that you will need and these include disinfectant wipes or sprays. These can range up to over $1000 for some brands.If you use aerosol After you have gotten sponges, abrasive scrubs and mops you might start wishing you had budgeted more for your cleaning supplies.

Lower cost options!

Don’t worry I have suggestions that can keep your money in your pocket. Try making your own cleaning solutions. This means that you will bypass the shopping trip altogether since the items that you will need can already be found in your home.

Before you mix anything though here is an important safety tip: Never combine ammonia-based cleaners with chlorine bleach or products containing bleach, such as powdered dishwasher detergent.

The fumes they’ll create are extremely dangerous. Before doing any mixing, read the product labels first. Always label any bottles of your mixture with all the ingredients inside. This is important so that the bottle is not used for any other purpose except cleaning.

Baking soda is useful to clean most surfaces after you mix it with warm water. The baking soda mixture is excellent for kitchen counters, appliances and the inside of your refrigerator.

Water, white or cider vinegar mixed with water and alcohol is an excellent substitute instead of commercially bought cleaners for cleaning glass windows. Don’t clean windows on a hot, sunny day, because the solution will dry too quickly and leave lots of streaks. For mirrors, spray the solution on a paper towel or soft cloth first before wiping.

White vinegar or lemon juice and salt are great for polishing brass.

So this means considerably less will be spent on buying supplies! Let me hear from you! How do you clean your house without spending too much?

Teri Ann Renee Paisley

Gleaner online writer

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