In this struggling economy everyone is trying to find ways to save money. One place where many people can trim their budget, but don't realize it, is in their cleaning budget. By taking a look at what and how you are cleaning, you can save some money. Consider using some of Bounty's favorite money-saving tips and get your home in tip-top shape!
What You'll Need:
Bounty Paper Towels
Mild Dish Soap
It’s time to learn some tips on saving money. Below is everything you need to know.
Always start with DIY cleaning products and DIY solutions. Use baking soda as a natural non-abrasive cleaner. You can use this less expensive option to scrub pots, clean countertops, and whiten porcelain. Simply sprinkle a little baking soda on the surface you want to clean and wipe with a damp Bounty paper towel. Use a clean, wet paper towel to wipe off the residue.
Clean pots, dishes, countertops, stovetops, sinks, tubs, and almost any other surface with white vinegar. Mix one cup of vinegar with one cup of water. Vinegar stinks while you are cleaning, but the smell goes away when it dries. As a bonus, it deodorizes the surfaces you clean. Vinegar is also a great glass cleaner. Just spray it full strength on the glass and wipe with Bounty paper towels.
Brighten stainless steel fixtures with white toothpaste. You can't use the gel or colored toothpaste, so stick to basic generic toothpaste. Apply a little toothpaste to the fixture, scrub it with a soft toothbrush and rinse; dry it with a Bounty paper towel so that there aren't any watermarks.
Deodorize your home with lemons. You can mix natural lemon juice with baking soda and water to make a solution to clean your floors. You can also cut a lemon in half and rub it on a surface you need to clean. After cleaning a surface with a lemon half, you need to wipe the surface off with a wet towel. Just another great DIY cleaning solution to save you money.
Remove scuffs from the floors, walls, and other surfaces using shaving cream. This is one of the least used money-saving tips, but ask anyone who has served in the military and you will soon learn that it is effective. Squirt some shaving cream on a scuff on the floor, or a crayon marker on the wall, let it set for a few minutes then wipe it off with a damp Bounty paper towel. You can also clean chrome with shaving cream.
Mix mild dish soap with water to clean almost anything else in your home. Most mild dish detergents are gentle enough to remove oil from wild animals, so it is likely safe for almost any surface in your home.