Economical Cleaning is a Real Thing!
09 November 2013
You may not have noticed, but domestic cleaning is pretty expensive! You will no doubt find that there is a lot that you spend that you do not realize, as obviously cleaning is an essential part of life. Most of the dust in your home will be made up of human skin, and will contain a lot of allergens and germs, that are harmful to the lungs, especially in children. Having a clean home is much more pleasant, and it will be noticed by those who come in, as they will see the difference more clearly than you, as they will not have become used to how the house was. Therefore, it is not that you can just reduce the amount that you clean in order to save cash, but more that you should change the way that you clean. There a quite a few ways in which to look at the domestic cleaning situation so that you can make it work a little better for you, both in terms of effectiveness as well as in saving cash. You should find that there are smaller easy changes to make, but there ill also be larger upheavals that may require a little investment for longer term savings. If you can dedicate yourself to this then there is no reason as to why you should not be able to save cash whilst making your domestic cleaning as effective, if not even more so!
Begin by looking at your spending habits when it comes to cleaning. You will no doubt find that there is a lot of repeat spending on items that can be pretty pricy when racked up. Purchasing cleaning products as well as equipment is a regular thing, and is not cheap. Buying household cleaners and bleach will probably last you a couple of weeks before things need to be replaced, and the cloths and sponges that come in packets are not reusable, so will likely need to be replaced pretty shortly after as well. It would be great if you could cut out the need for these things, would it not? Perhaps replace them with much cheaper items? There are ways of doing it; try cutting up an old piece of clothing that you would otherwise throw out, and use the rags as cloths that you can wash and reuse. This will save you money in the long run, as you will not have to buy new cloths every few weeks. The materials used in clothing are usually a lot tougher than those in cloths as well, so they will serve you better anyhow.
Using more natural and cheaply found ingredients like lemon, vinegar and baking soda will mean that you are able to create differing cleaning solutions that will be able to tackle any cleaning issue in the home. You will no doubt want to look online to find these recipes, as they can be extremely effective. The acidity of the lemon and vinegar kills germs, and degreases surfaces, whilst the baking powder has a carbonated effect when mixed with liquid, that speeds up the reactions used in the cleaning process. You will likely find that these techniques are extremely effective, so if you can source the materials needed then you can make your cleaning process a lot cheaper as well as much better for the environment!
Making sure that your cleaning does not cost you the earth is not so difficult, it just takes a little thought and planning, so get on with it!