It is hard to keep up with all the new cleaning products that come out on the market. Nowadays there is a magical detergent for everything.
Before you know it, you end up buying a whole stack of cleaning products that you don’t really need. In the end, you struggle to find the space to stack all the bottles and tools. Not to mention the burden of carrying them around the house when you start to do the actual cleaning.
If you are sick and tired of spending crazy money on unnecessary cleaning products, there are five ways you can ease the burden on your budget and still take a proper care of your home.
Reduce the number of cleaning products you use
Nowadays there is a cleaner for every stain that is known to mankind. The truth is that you hardly need more than three cleaning products and if you find the right kind of detergents, you can save some serious money.
Invest in a good all-purpose cleaner and use it for most of the housekeeping chores. Cutting down the number of cleaning products can save you money but it can also make the entire house cleaning much easier to carrying out. Fewer cleaning supplies, means fewer items to carry around when you do your chores.
Do the cleaning sessions more regular
You might wonder how regular cleaning can affect your budget. I am here to tell you that if you take proper care of your house, you won’t need to use cleaning products with harsh chemicals to fight tough stains.
Instead of buying expensive solutions for the burnt carbon and grease stains on your oven, use your all-purpose cleaners to fight the spots while they haven’t dried out completely. This will make cleaning easier and it will save you a lot of trouble in the long run. Wipe all the wooden furniture and clean the dust off of hard surfaces.
Wipe down you bathroom showers, tubs, sinks, faucets and toilet with chemical free bathroom cleaners once a day to avoid built up soap scum and lime residue.
By doing these simple chores, you will avoid any messes which can be hard to tackle with time. In addition to the ease which you will feel, you will also be able to save money by using everyday cleaning products
Forget about spending a fortune on strong and toxic products and pay attention to every stain while it is still easy to tackle.
Try reusable cleaning tools
Although disposable cleaning supplies can be quite convenient, they might thin down your budget. This is why relying on reusable tools can be quite the budget-friendly solution. There are microfiber cloths which can do a great job for the maintenance of your home and they can be easily washed and reused.
What is even greater about microfiber cloths is that they are a convenient substitute for sponges. Unlike the sponge, the microfiber of this type of cloth do not absorb that much water.
This means that they are less likely to collect bacteria, at least not as much as sponges tend to do. Since microfiber cloths can be easily washed and reused, that will allow you to use them for quite some time.
You can use microfiber towels to clean your sink, bathtub, cutting boards and countertops. Once you are done with the cleaning you simply toss the towel in the washing machine and you will be able to use it again for your next cleaning session. If you take good care of your reusable items, you will be able to save some serious amount of money.
Make sure to store your cleaning supplies properly
If you store your cleaning supplies the right way, you will be able to use them for a long time and you won’t have to spend money on buying new ones.
Avoid storing your solutions in places where the temperature is too high or there is too much sunlight. After every use, make sure that every bottle is properly closed so that your products don’t spill.
You should also pay attention to the way you store your cleaning brooms or mops. In order to avoid damaging the bristles of your broom, you can hang it or store it upside-down with this nifty storage solution.
This will ensure that your broom will be able to help you clean for a long time. By taking a proper care of your cleaning products and tools, you will extend the life of them.
Make your own DIY cleaning products
This tip is the best one for saving money on cleaning supplies. You can make your own cleaning supplies with ingredients that you can easily find in every household.
With these DIY cleaners, you can save quite a lot of money and you can also be sure that you are cleaning your home without using any harsh and toxic chemicals.
The best recipe for an all-purpose cleaner is mixing one cup of distilled water, one cup of white vinegar, the juice of half a lemon and about fifteen drops of an essential oil.
This DIY solution will help you clean and disinfect hard surfaces in your kitchen or bathroom. You can also use it to wipe cutting boards and inside of your fridge or freezer.
Not only are these all of the ingredients for a green homemade cleaner, they are easy to find and are also pretty cheap. Your DIY cleaning products can help you tremendously in saving some money.
In addition to the low cost of the ingredients you use to make your environment-friendly solution, the all-purpose cleaning supplies are cleaner can actually replace a lot of toxic cleaning products. This way you can use it for different cleaning purposes and avoid buying different bottles of harmful chemicals.
Next time you want to cut down your expenses, you might try these five tips with which you can save money and stop buying expensive cleaning products and tools. You will be surprised how simple and cheap it can be
to maintain the good look of your precious home.
Bio: Alex Farley is a co-owner of a small family business which is based in London, United Kingdom. She is a huge fan of DIY projects and loves to craft with her small child.
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