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6 Ways To Save Money On Cleaning Your House

You don't have to spend too much money to keep your home spotless at all times

Photography: Unsplash | Michael Angelo Chua (Main Photos)

Prices are on the rise nowadays, making it imperative for us to be more careful with how much we spend. In the household, cleaning can require a lot of expenses spent on the most effective tools and products. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to reduce these costs while still keeping your home spic and span. Here are some means to be able to do that.


1. Do a little bit of cleaning every day

The simplest way to save as much money as possible when it comes to cleaning is by maintaining the habit of cleaning every day. Every time you do something, make sure to clean after yourself. If you spill something, wipe it up right away. Don’t let your dirty dishes pile up. Make constant sweeping a habit. If you include cleaning in your daily routine, you’ll find that your need for expensive cleaning solutions will be reduced.

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2. Store your cleaning supplies properly

A way to retain the shelf life and efficiency of your cleaning supplies is by proper storage. Put it somewhere it is not exposed to extreme light or temperature, and where you can access it easily. Make sure to keep your supplies from spilling and mixing, so put it in a place where children or pets cannot access them.


3. Use reusable cleaning tools

When purchasing tools for cleaning, go for those which you can keep reusing for a long time, such as microfiber cloths and a reusable mop. Just make sure that you also clean these tools properly and regularly in order to make the most of them for a longer period of time.


READ: 7 Tools that Make Cleaning Easier

4. Dish soap is not just for dishes

It’s not just kitchenware you can clean with the help of dish soap and water—this powerful cleaning solution can also be used to clean different surfaces like floors, kitchen surfaces, and even air conditioner filters. Dish soap is not only able to remove dirt and grime and, compared to most cleaning solutions, does not damage most surfaces.


5. Make DIY cleaners

We all know that ingredients commonly found at home, like lemons, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and vinegar, can be used to create all-natural cleaners that will be just as effective as commercial cleaning products. What’s more, these alternatives will save you more money!

READ: DIY: All-Purpose Citrus Cleaner

6. Switch to fluorescent bulbs

Incandescent bulbs, though more commonly used and cheaper, consume a lot more power, making it a less efficient option. Better switch to fluorescent light bulbs, which last longer and use significantly less energy than incandescent bulbs. You may have to spend more money to purchase it, but in the long run, it will allow you to reduce your expenses.

Source: The Spruce

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