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How to Save Money on Home Cleaning Costs

Using Home Made Cleaners Leads to Saving a Lot of Money on Cleaning Costs

There are dozens of expensive cleaning supplies that most households buy.  The best way to save money on your household cleaning costs is to lower them by making your own cleaning products.  Not only will it save you money, but it is also much better for the environment. We have used all of these methods and they really do work.  Please try them yourselves.

Ways to Lower Your Cleaning Costs

  • Start by buying a simple reusable spray bottle, some borax, liquid soap, vinegar, and baking soda.
  • For general cleaning, use 2 tablespoons baking soda and 16 oz of warm water.
  • For cleaning floors, mix 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap, 1/2 teaspoon borax, a little lemon juice or splash of vinegar into 16 ounces of warm water.  Spray floor with water and mop as usual.
  • To clean windows, add a teaspoon of distilled white vinegar to 16 ounces warm water.  Spray and wipe off.  The vinegar makes it streak free.
  • To make a disinfecting cleaner, add 10-20 drops of tea tree oil to 16 ounces warm water.
  • To clean toilets, sprinkle 1/4 cup borax into the bowl and clean with a toilet brush.  Let sit 30 minutes or more for maximum clean.
  • Borax is a low cost "laundry booster" that has no chemical fumes and doesn't scratch.  It can be used for laundry, bathrooms, stainless steel, deodorizing, counters, appliances, carpets and even boosts cleanliness in the dishwasher.
  • These solutions are non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
  • If you desire, you can buy multiple spray bottles and label them for each cleaner you make.
  • See our full list of ways to save money.

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