Have you had it enough of spending your hard-earned money on silly things such as cleaning products? I mean, they are just ridiculously expensive if you want to buy the really nice ones. Even if you try to cut down your cleaning budget by turning to their cheap alternatives, you will find out that even though you have saved some money the cleaning product is just not that good.
I think it is ridiculous to pay such a big amount of money for different cleaning products that come in small bottles and will run out sooner than you wish they would and you will need to spend a ton of money again and again. I have searched the internet for a very long time trying to find efficient and frugal ways and tips on how to save money on cleaning products. You can find a lot of ways, too, but here are some that made an impression on me and they turned out to be amazing. Here are some frugal tips for decreasing your cleaning budget that you might not have heard of:
1. DIY Liquid Laundry Detergent.
A simple recipe that has a few ingredients but they are cheap and they will last you a very long time, and you will have an amazing and efficient DIY laundry detergent. You will need Borax, washing soda, and Dawn dish soap. The measurements are equal parts, about ½ cups of each and 4 cups of hot water. Mix the ingredients in a gallon bottle (old milk or juice bottle). When they are mixed make sure to shake the bottle well to dissolve the ingredients completely. And your detergent is done! How easy, huh? Use ¼ or 1/3 per load of laundry.
2. DIY Carpet Deodorizer.
The last time I bought a similar product I was shocked at how expensive the small bottle was. I almost got rid of my carpets because of it. I have kids and a cat and I must take good care of my carpet if I want it to be fresh. If you are like me and wish there was a cheaper way to achieve this – there is. All you need is to mix ¼ cup of baking soda and 20 drops of an essential oil of your choice. Then sprinkle the mixture on your carpet and vacuum it in an hour or so. The soda will get rid of the smell and the essential oil will make it smell nice.
A bonus tip from Cleaning Team London: you could also turn the carpet deodorizer into a spray to spray your carpet and you would not have to vacuum it.
3. DIY Foaming Hand Soap.
It is easy, cheap, and the ingredients that you will need to buy will help you make a lot of hand soap. You will need 2 tablespoons of liquid Castille soap, ½ teaspoon of olive or almond oil, an essential oil, and 12 ounces of water (boiled or distilled). Mix the ingredients in the bottle and fill with the water. Swish it lightly to mix them and form the foam. And there you have it – a great frugal hand soap.
4. Wet Wipes.
What else you can do to save some money is, use wet wipes to clean a lot of the surfaces in your home. Even your upholstered pieces of furniture can for the most cases be cleaned with wet wipes – they are much cheaper than special upholstery cleaners and at times are as efficient.
5.Bonus Tip – Old Stuff.
And here is a bonus tip for a frugal organizing system in your home. Instead of spending money on desk organizers or containers for storage of your belongings, or pets and kids’ toys, go to your attic or your garage and look for old boxes, mason jars, etc. Almost anything can be turned into a helpful tool for storing your belongings. All you need is a little bit of imagination.