There is no denying that running a household can feel like a never ending task. Especially when it comes to cleaning and keeping things in order. There always seems to be something that needs doing, or a job that needs completing. The worse thing is, that when it comes to cleaning, there can be a cost involved as well.
Living frugally doesn’t just stop at your household bills. Sure you may consider meal planning and write lists to reduce your grocery bill. Perhaps you also compare energy prices with different companies and take advantage of the offers. They’re all great ways you can save money. But how about everything else? It all has a cost. With that in mind, here are some ways that you can save on your regular household chores and get your household back in order. Plus, help you to save money in the process!
Buy budget brands
There are many of us that get confused in the cleaning aisle of the food stores. There just seems to be such a huge choice for products stating they do the same thing. Except all of them have some difference, don’t they? They either have a different fragrance, or claim to combat something better than the next product. The truth is, they all do the same thing. This is where you can save a ton of money. Try the budget brands and watch your savings increase.
Use up what you have
Ever look in your cupboard and find you have lots of bottles for things doing the same thing? Start using them up and clear down the space. You may find you won’t have to buy any cleaning products for weeks, even months. I am the queen of tipping over an old bottle and having the contents drain into the new bottle.
Take on cleaning trends
Sometimes you need to try different things in order to work out what will work for you with cleaning. This is when the internet and social media can really come into their own. There has been a rise of cleaning accounts on Instagram, and each of them have different methods and routines that you can try. Some focus on one room a day. Others like to try things such as power hours or speed cleans. Try a few and see which one might help you stay in more control.
Research cleaning tips online
There will always be hard to reach areas, and so you may want to start researching cleaning tips online to help you get the best possible outcome. This could be a certain way to clean a particular light fitting, or online tips to clean your floor. It might be that you have no idea how to clean a carpet, or get stains out of upholstered items. The chances are there will be a method online that you can try. I found the cleaner, Folex by searching online. It was the only carpet cleaner that actually got the stain out of my dining room rug.
Research the big investments
The big investments are where you spend much of your household chore budget. Things like a vacuum and steam cleaners. You get the drift. While these can all be essential tools for keeping your home sparkling clean, you still need to keep a frugal head when it comes to the purchases. This is where research online could help you out. All of the brands differ slightly in prices. You also need to think about the longevity of the product. What you don’t want to do is fork out again when it breaks. We searched and found a great little steamcleaner at Lowes for a good price.
Consider making up your own remedies for cleaning
Ever thought about not buying products at all to do your cleaning? You may think that’s crazy. However, there are many items sat in your cupboards that could do just as good a job, if not better. This is where again doing some research online could save you a bundle. You could find a remedy for removing mold off sealant in your bathroom, or a fabulous solution to mopping the floors. It’s surprising how cheap these things are to make. You may never buy a cleaning product again. Here is a post full of great ideas for homemade cleaning solutions (Natural Home Cleaning Solutions)
Have a cleaning schedule
Finally, a great way to spread out your household chores is by creating a cleaning schedule. Not only does this free up your time but also reduces the amount of products you use each week. Meaning you don’t have to buy so much. Having a clean house is essential for healthy living, but some jobs don’t need to be done as often as they are.
Let’s hope these tips help you save even more each month and gain more control over the household chores.
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