Because there are plenty more fun things to spend your cash on than cleaning!
If you’re finding yourself constantly in the cleaning isle thinking about what else you could be spending your money on, then we’ve got the (cleaning) solution for you!
Housework is already a chore without having to spend excessive amounts of money on it. So, here are some ways to make your cleaning products last longer and save the pennies to treat yourself instead…
Spray the sponge!
When cleaning glass, polishing furniture or wiping appliances, spray the cleaner directly on to the sponge or cloth rather than the surface. Spritzing the surface wastes a lot of product and can sometimes stain meaning extra scrubbing to remove – and no one needs that!
2 for the price of 1!
Having to refresh your sponge collection more often than you’d like? Next time cut them in half and make twice the amount! Half a sponge is just as effective as a whole one, plus it will be easier to get into those nooks and crannies! To make them last even longer, disinfect sponges by soaking them in water and placing them in the microwave for 2 minutes. This has been found to kill 99% of germs and bacteria.
Remember to measure
If you’re guilty of pouring detergent straight into the machine or just guessing how much there should be, then you’re not alone! Many detergents are now 2 or 3 times concentrated so a cap is often far too much and can even damage your clothes by leaving stains. Check the instructions on the packet and use less for sensitive items.
We’ll let you in on a secret, your dryer sheets aren’t just for the dryer! In fact, they can be used to a whole host of chores around the house such as dusting, removing stains and polishing chrome! Take a look at their many uses and save on cleaning products.
Just add water
Most cleaners are actually too strong for their purpose so topping it up with water won’t make the effects any less. When your cleaner gets past the three quarter mark top it up with water and it will do the exact same job! Or, split your cleaner into 3, top them up with water and there you have 3 for the price of 1!
Cut down your cleaners
Use a multi-purpose cleaner to save money and save space in your cupboards! Unless it’s cleaner for specific materials, you don’t need separate cleaners to do each job in your home. A multi-purpose or multi-surface cleaner will do the job the exact same way and save you heaps of cash.
Air freshener DIY
There’s nothing better than a fresh-smelling home, but as we all know air fresheners can be pricey and there’s the added effort of finding the right one. So why not make your own. You know which smells you like so choose your favourite oil and add a few drops to a spray bottle filled with water. Your home will smell fresh and the air freshener will last a whole lot longer.
Now you’ve saved some extra dough, why not save yourself some time as well! Here 20 time saving cleaning hacks to make your cleaning a whole load easier!