Trying to stay on a budget can be tough. Your cleaning expenses are one place you can save money. In fact, you don't have to look too far to find ways to save money while you're cleaning. Here are just a few simple ways to cut back on your cleaning budget.
The liquid laundry detergent you buy is highly concentrated. That means you can usually use half the suggested amount and still get your laundry clean. Instead of using 1 cup of laundry detergent, cut back and use ½ a cup. Your laundry will get just as clean and your detergent will last twice as long. Worried about your whites? Add ¼ cup of lemon juice to your washer. Your whites will come out nice and bright even if you've used less laundry detergent.
Reduce Soap Scum
Tired of spending money on bathtub cleaners just to remove the nasty soap scum ring? Here's a simple way to eliminate the soap scum without the scrubbing bubbles. Fill a spray bottle with warm water and add 2 tablespoons of baby oil. Spray the solution around the inside of your bathtub and wipe clean with a damp sponge. Rinse well to remove the baby oil. The soap scum will be long gone.
Save Your Old Pantyhose
The next time you get a snag or a run in your pantyhose, don't throw them away. They make great bathroom scrubbers. Simply roll them into a tight ball and tuck in the ends. You can scrub just about any surface in your bathroom or kitchen with an old pair of pantyhose. The best part is that you can toss them in the washing machine when they get dirty.
Put Old Clothes to Good Use
If you worry about the environment, and the money you're wasting, every time you throw away a dusting pad, you can stop worrying. Old t-shirts, socks and other cotton clothing can be used for your dusting. Simply spray your furniture with dusting polish and wipe clean using your old clothing.
Make Your Own Furniture Polish
Speaking of dusting. You can save even more money by making your own homemade furniture polish.
Supplies You'll Need
- Spray bottle
- 2 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons white vinegar
- 30 drops of lemon essential oil
- Soft rag
- Place water in your spray bottle.
- Add olive oil and white vinegar.
- Add 30 drops of lemon essential oil.
- Shake well to mix ingredients.
- Spray dusting polish on your furniture.
- Wipe well with soft cloth.
If you're trying to save money, you can start with your cleaning products. Using these simple tricks, you can save money and keep your home sparkling clean. If you're short on time and don't have time to your own cleaning, you can look around for a cleaning service like Homestead Maid Services who can do the work for you. They'll already know the most efficient cleaners to use to keep your costs low.Share