Saving Money When Cleaning

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated September 2, 2019)

Perhaps one of the single most annoying things about cleaning is that it can often be a fairly expensive task. After all, have you seen how much cleaning supplies are going for at your local store lately? Chances are that you, like me, don't really pay attention to these costs until you near the end of the month, when money is exceptionally tight. However, I have noticed that by following a few simple guidelines, I have been able to save a lot more money. Here's how I do it.

  • Use home remedies. Have you ever noticed that when you are grocery shopping that if you get something premade, it is often more expensive than buying the ingredients separately and doing the cooking yourself? It is the exact same thing with cleaning supplies. If you would really want to save some serious money on cleaning, then look into using home remedies and homemade cleaners. Often these tried and true methods will work just as well, if not better than anything that was made commercially.
  • Name brands aren't always the best. Even though making your own cleaning supplies is the best method for saving money when cleaning, it is not always feasible. In situations like this, then do not feel the need to reach out for the name brand items. Believe it or not, the store brand cleaning supplies will often do the job of cleaning just as well as the name brands. Best of all, the store brands are going to cost significantly less than the name brands.
  • Sales are good! If you find yourself having to purchase something, then do it when it is on sale. Most stores have sales going on all the time so this shouldn't really be a problem. However, if you find yourself needing something when there isn't a sale, then try to get a coupon for it. Often manufacturers provide coupons on their websites for free. Your absolute best option would be to use the coupons in conjunction with a sale.
  • Get multiple uses. No matter what you get for cleaning supplies, you need to make sure that it will have multiple uses. This means that you want to avoid disposable items as much as possible. They tend to cost more, and are often only usable for a few times at most. An example of this lies in those cleaning wipes that you can find for dusting and other forms of cleaning. You only have a limited number of them, and you can really only use each of them one time.

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Lee Wyatt

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