I am all about saving money where I can, and I share my ideas for how to do that all throughout this website. I know a lot of you are constantly looking for ways to cut your costs and still live the lives you want, and one aspect of our lives that I think we overlook cost cutting in is cleaning.
There is an idea that in order to clean our homes properly, we have to have the best products, but you can actually make a lot of cleaning products on your own. The expensive cleaning solutions you get at the store are not only costly, but they are also packed with toxic chemicals, many times. You can make your own with household items that work just as effectively.
Toothpaste is a great metal cleaner and you can mix it with some water to make a powerful polish. Baking soda and water can clean just about anything, and I like to use it on my countertops, floors, kitchen appliances and in the shower. I use a mixture of lemon juice and water or orange juice and water to clean windows and other glass surfaces. You can find all sorts of DIY cleaning recipes online and just pick whichever one includes items you have around your home. It’s that easy, and you don’t have to keep spending money on cleaning solutions that are potentially toxic to you.
A lot of people will take time off from their job in order to do spring cleaning or to clean before relatives arrive for a family event. That can cost them money that they could be making if they were working, and there is a cost-effective solution to that. I suggest hiring a cleaning company such as Diamond Cleaning Calgary to do some professional cleaning services for you instead. This is an example of spending money to make money, and if you can earn more money than it would cost to have someone come clean your home for you, then you should consider that option. They will likely do a better job of cleaning than you would and take some of the stress off of you. There is no feeling quite like coming home to a clean house.
You can also save money by cleaning more efficiently. If you use a vacuum to clean, then work your way through the rooms in an ordered fashion. Don’t spend too much time working the vacuum over the same areas you have already vacuumed. Start at one end and work your way to the next to avoid wasting time and electricity. You can also save money by using a bucket of soapy water to work with instead of letting water run when you clean counters or the bathroom. This applies to dishwashing as well. You save money by filling a sink with soapy water instead of washing under running water.
I hope these few simple tips help you to save money and clean more efficiently.