General Cleaning Money Saving Tips
1. Most cleaning products are a matter of personal taste.
Investigate homemade options like vinegar, baking soda, and good old elbow grease.
2. Drop the disposable items.
If you can’t ditch the Swifter altogether switch to rags. The same goes for dusting cloths, “Lone Ranger” socks make great dusting mitts.
3. Keep a rag bag.
Having rags on hand to clean cuts paper towel consumption significantly and there’s no guilt if a mess was just too nasty and the rag has to be tossed.
4. Sweep and vacuum often.
Dust and grit not only make a place look filthy, it damages your flooring. Dirt weakens carpet fibers and scratches linoleum and hardwood.
5. Ditch the drop in toilet cleaners.
A toilet brush is a one time investment and doesn’t damage the flushing mechanisms. If your toilet is running due to a slow leak, fix it and reduce your water bill significantly.