Do you know how much money is spent on cleaning products every year? On average, it’s around $800 dollars, dependent on a family’s income. That’s quite a lot. We invest a lot into top brands and new gadgets to help us around the home, but how much of it do we really need and how much of it are we buying because we’re stuck in a habit?
Ditch the Brands
This may come as no surprise to you, but store own-brands can be up to 50% cheaper than branded cleaning products. When you go into a store, look down and not up to see cheaper alternatives of what you may be buying; the products with the best profit margins are placed at eye-level for both yours and the stores convenience; you automatically grab and they sit back and reap the rewards. Some unbranded products are actually made in the same factories as the well-known names, and essentially with many there’s not much more you can add to get the job done right. Shop around and look for the best deals you can get; you could be saving yourself a small fortune.
Ask Yourself; Is It Necessary?
Open your cleaning cupboard. Have a look towards the back. Guaranteed there will be an array of cleaning products that you have never opened or used since buying them. Put them in storage elsewhere to give you some room, and make a mental note to never, ever buy them again. Don’t fall for new cleaning fads that you won’t stick to. If you have bought all-natural ingredients in the hope of making a chemical-free mix to use on your sink taps, but have never even looked at the products since purchase, don’t consider buying more ingredients for the next all-natural recipe that pops up online. It’s wasted money, wasted space and wasted time.
Go Natural… For Some Things
Once upon a time, people did clean without the need for bleach, disinfectant and bacteria-eliminating liquids. However, we do know that times weren’t so healthy back then. This doesn’t mean that using natural sources to clean will leave you ill for a season; have a look at the best steam mop reviews you can find to see what the fuss about this hot water-air is really about. It can kill bacteria, lift dirt easily, clean a variety of surfaces and best of all … you save money on cleaning products by only using water. Sometimes, simple works best.
Don’t Be Liberal
How many uses are you getting out of one bottle of cleaning product? Chances are that you could get many more if you stick to a set amount. You may not even need the amount that you are using; if you are going spritz-happy, popping a little too much bleach into the mop bucket, going round the rim more than once with the toilet cleaner or holding on too long to the aerosol dusting spray, you are wasting money without even realizing that you are doing so. Keep a check on yourself and remember to only use what you really need to; it’ll last so much longer.
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