Spring is finally here once again….
Along with the flowers, birds, rain, and the long-awaited dread of deep house cleaning. It doesn’t come as a surprise and most of us have a love/hate relationship with it. You hate doing it, but it has got to get done, otherwise your home seems a little unbalanced and cluttered. And with every other project, you would love to find a way to save money and time in the process. Did you know that you have items lying around that can be used to clean your house? It’s true and they are oh-so effective. You’ll be glad to have known about these.
Baking Soda – Do you have some of this left over after baking some delicious cookies in your kitchen? Baking Soda is a natural deodorizer and it is non-toxic. You can use it just about anywhere to clean things like your countertops, your carpets, beds, and your bathroom.
Mismatched Socks – Do you end up throwing away those mismatched socks? Use them to clean instead. Slip them on your hands (or on your kids’ hands) and wipe down counters, doorknobs, bookshelves and tables. Then either toss them away as a one-time use or wash them and use them over and over again.
White Vinegar – This product works very well with baking soda and also deodorizes and gets rid of grime! I use it in my microwave quite often.
Water – The wonderful h2o helps mixing ingredients to clean items. This, to me is by far the most important. It’s super cheap and it’s completely safe to clean with.
Fabric Softener – How about helping your house smell like flowers by using fabric softener, baking soda and water in a spray bottle. When I make my children’s beds, I spray this concoction on their mattresses before putting their bed sheets on. The scent lasts and it’s not overwhelming to the nostrils.
Hydrogen Peroxide – Want an alternative to bleach? Hydrogen Peroxide can help sanitize your toilets, sinks and even toothbrushes without the harsh smell. It is efficient and has multiple purposes to it.
Newspapers – I get the Sunday Paper for the coupons, but also for the rest. Want to know why? It’s a great substitute to paper towels. Clean your windows and mirrors with these. They won’t cause streaking like rags normally do.
Your Children – This is one of my favorite time-saving ideas. Spring cleaning is one of the best opportunities to get your kids involved and spend time with them. Teaching them that teamwork is of great importance because of its display of unity and success.
All of these ideas are extremely cheap to get and have multiple purposes, so you can buy in bulk and never be without cleaning products again. You simply can’t go wrong with these money (and time) saving tips when it comes to Spring Cleaning.