This is a guest post by Demi who is a business owner and writer.
If you have to save some money and you decide to cut the expenses on the cleaning there are ways to do this: from making your own cleaning products to shopping from sales and cheaper brands. The cleaning habits presented here will help you do these tiresome chores speedier and cheaper. You can save much money on expensive preparations using the tips offered in this article.
Below, you will find a freebie wit some DIY cleaning products.
- Start the cleaning from the dirtiest room in the property
This is usually the bathroom or the kitchen. To complete the work faster you should have a strategy how to do it. Always start from the top moving to the bottom of the room. This way the floor will be the last thing you will clean and you won’t repeat the places you have already cleaned and save more time.
- Don’t buy many and different cleaning products
The money you spend for cleaning every surface in your home will be much more than the money you will spend for an all-purpose cleaner and a few detergents you need. Instead of piling your rooms which many and various cleaners for the worktops, floors, bathroom and kitchen, you can use multi-purpose cleaners.
- Make your cleaning products
Using some ingredients you probably have like vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda, soap and others which are safer for your health, you can make universal cleaners. Vinegar diluted with water solution can be applied to clean mirrors, windows and other surfaces. Vinegar or lemon juice with baking soda is suitable for removing tougher stains and dirt from bathrooms and other places. Use self-made recipes for making laundry detergents, all-purpose cleaners, furniture polish, mould and mildew removers, cleaning windows and bathrooms. The ingredients you will need are cheaper and as effective as store-offered products. They are also safer for your health as they don’t contain chemicals.
- Remove the Clutter Before You Start Cleaning
If you remove more items from the furniture, shelves and surfaces before you start cleaning you will spend less time and efforts in the work. Distribute the items you no longer need for sale, giving away and tossing to ensure more space in your rooms.
- Leave the Carpet and Floor Cleaning for Last
As you will be cleaning furniture, appliances, fixtures, fittings, doors, windows and other surfaces all the dirt will be removed to the floor and carpets. If you clean these first, after the other surfaces are scrubbed and sanitised you will find that the floors and carpets aren’t clean at all. So, when cleaning make sure to start from top and move to the floor.
- Remove Mildew and Mould Using a Bleach and Water Solution
Instead of using concentrated bleach you can scrub and remove mildew and mould with a solution used by cleaners from cleaning company Notting Hill. It consists of bleach and water in a 1:10 ratio and it is more effective to some types of mould. Another option is to use undiluted vinegar to remove mould and mildew.
- Create the Habit Every Member of Your Family to Clean After Themselves
This will save you some time and expense or you won’t have to spend much time in household and sanitisation work. If everyone starts to clean and tidy after themselves you will have less work maintaining the property.
With these frugal cleaning habits you can save money and ensure the spotless and healthy condition of your home. They will save you time as well and won’t be harmful to your health like most cleaning products sold in stores. Once you create them and adhere to safer and more efficient cleaning, you may start to enjoy the time you spend cleaning.
Thanks so much to Demi for these useful tips which I hope will benefit you too. Don’t forget to click the link for your free printable with ways to make your own cleaning products that are safer for you and your family. Clicking on the cleaning images below will take you to my favourite online store for cleaning products: Amazon.