Tips and Tricks for Cleaning Day

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Ah, a day of cleaning – don’t you just love it? Sometimes getting your living space looking and smelling nice comes with a big price tag. The chemicals to clean the bathroom, the broom to sweep the floors, and the paper towels to wipe the counter all take money. Today, I’m going to share with you some of the tips and tricks my family has learned.
Homemade Solutions

Chemicals are by far one of the most expensive parts of keeping a house clean, and sometimes they are worth it. Right now, we buy about half of our chemicals from the store, however, more and more we make our own. Most of the time we just do an online search for what we want (example; homemade furniture polish), and test a few recipes.

Cleaning Cloths

Paper towels are easy, convenient, disposable, and very expensive. If you want to save a lot of money, get some old towels and cut them into wash cloth sized pieces and use them the same way you would use paper towels. This will cut the cost of cleaning by a lot, all you have to do is wash them and they are ready for another round. You can also dampen these cloths and use them to pick up dust. This will keep the dust out of the air.

The Broom Closet

When you go to buy a broom, vacuum cleaner, or mop, don’t get the wiz wow brand. I’m sure by now tha
t you are probably tired of hearing me say it but it is a lesson that this society has a hard time grasping. When it comes to tools that you will be using like a broom and mop, I know that cheaper is not always better. However, the latest innovation is not necessarily the most cost effective, either.

Recently, we needed a new broom and my mom went to Wal-Mart to get one. We looked at everything from the cheapo brooms that don’t work well, to the broom that picks everything up on disposable pad. When you go to buy a tool, think about the long term cots of up keep and replacement. We ended up buying a six dollar broom because it would far out last the brooms at the dollar store and would probably work j

ust as well as the one that cost fifteen. The one with the disposable pads might save us a little time and aggravation, but the cost of upkeep would be a lot.

Elbow Grease

You want to know the key to saving money while cleaning your home? Don’t be afraid to work. The more you are willing to do yourself, the more you will save.

Do you have any money saving cleaning tips you would like to share?

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  1. Great article! :) Sometimes the simple cleaning products do the best job- vinegar to clean windows, for example. You have some great money saving tips, and I've enjoyed reading your articles this month. I agree that it's definitely important to use the resources God has given wisely.

  2. Very good post. Thank you for sharing with us.