5 Ways to Save Money Cleaning Your Home
May 28, 2019
5 Ways to Save Money Cleaning Your Home & Countertops
Whether you’re hoping to make a big purchase in the future, you want to create a nest egg, or you just want a bit more cash to go out and have fun, there’s always a good reason to find ways to save money.
The more saving techniques you use, the better. When you’re saving a dollar here and there, it adds up.
That’s why you should think about how you could save money on cleaning your house – and we’re talking about more than finding change in the couch cushions!
1 – Clean Often
Time is money, and the more effort your cleaning takes you, the more time it’s going to cost.
You might also need more powerful cleaning supplies if an area has been neglected for a long time. That’s why it’s in your best interest to clean your home regularly. This can be difficult if you’re not in the habit, but there’s a lot of ways to go about it.
You could set a timer, giving yourself, say, 15 minutes to clean the bathroom. You could commit yourself tidying at least one thing a day. Your family could have a dedicated cleaning day each week.
No matter what gets you doing it, the more often you clean, the more money you’ll save because the less overall time will be spent cleaning!
2 – Sales and Coupons
In our hyperconnected, digital world, it’s easier than ever to find sales and coupons for cleaning supplies, food, and basically anything else you can imagine. While cleaning supplies aren’t notoriously expensive, when you can find them for 40% off, you’re definitely saving a few dollars.
Apps like Flipp can make it much easier to find discounts while scrolling through your phone and allow you to compare the prices of various retailers in a flash.
3 – Technique
One of the best ways to save money on cleaning is to refine your technique. Know where less is more!
You might, for example, reach for an all-purpose cleaner when polishing your quartz countertops.
Quartz and Corian countertops usually only need to be wiped down with a damp microfiber cloth, or at most mild dish soap and water for heavily soiled areas.
There are quite a few surfaces in your home you might be cleaning with all-purpose cleaner when you only need soap and water. No need to break out the big guns when a gentle scrub will do!
4 – Reuse
For years in my early 20s, I would use paper products to clean everything, but as it turns out, cloths are a heck of a lot better – and cheaper.
Anytime you would reach for a paper product, or a disposable cleaning product, ask yourself if using something reusable would be cheaper over time – it almost certainly will be.
5 – Natural Solutions
You can usually find herbs and the like in abundance for a fraction of the cost that you would buy a cleaner. Creating your own natural cleaners can be a great way of saving money and helping the environment.
Vinegar and water can make an excellent glass cleaner while steeping herbs in hot water then letting your sink soak in the herb broth can leave you with a glistening (and delightful smelling!) sink.
Find natural cleaning solutions online (there’s probably millions) and enjoy the savings!