People spend absolutely thousands on cleaning in their lifetimes, and that money could be going towards something a lot more fun indeed. Imagine if you could take back a couple of quid from every time you bought a pricy bottle of bleach or washing up liquid, you could probably buy yourself a car! Maybe an old rust bucket, but still, a car! If you feel like you want to start saving more cash on your cleaning, then it is well worth having a look in to the different ways in which you can do so, whether it is by cutting down on a certain product, or cleaning in a completely different way, it does not matter, as every little bit helps!
To start, ensure that you are not using a certain product for no reason. Many people have a favorite brand that they use for certain things, but it may well be that the brand that you use is twice the price and just as effective as a supermarket own brand. Have a test, and see how long a bottle of each lasts, and you will know whether you are wasting cash. You can even work it out directly, and see how much you are saving by dividing the price by the number of days it lasts, but only if the bottles are the same size. This should give you a good idea of how you can be saving money on everything from toilet rolls to washing up liquid.
Think about the things that you use to clean; that you are constantly throwing out and re-buying, for example, cloths and sponges? Why not use old towels or sheets that can be washed and reused? You will save a lot more over a period of time, and they will be just as effective. For a real money save, make those cloths out of clothes that you would throw out, as you know that clothes can be washed easily! Take a look at the materials that your cleaning equipment is made from. You likely have a plastic bucket and dustpan and brush. These implements are notoriously easily cracked, and you will likely go through a couple of each in a year, so why not invest in a metal set of tools? Metal and wood are the kinds of materials that will last you for years, and whilst they may have been a little more expensive at first, this reliability and durability is well worth the initial cost!
You can find all sorts of alternative ways of cleaning online, and many of them can save you money. Steam cleaning works all around the house, and does not use any chemical cleaners, so may well work out as cheaper for you than your current methods. There are stranger processes as well, involving lemon, vinegar, baking soda and many other weird and wonderful products to get your whole house cleaned. For instance; if you put some lemon juice in a cup of boiling water, and microwave it for thirty seconds, the evaporations will make the microwave easy to wipe clean! Amazing!
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