I love that feeling after cleaning the house. When there is that amazing fresh smell and everything seems shiny. What I don’t love is the price of those cleaning products I have to buy to have a clean house.
As a couple of students were looking for any way to reduce our expenses.
And not cleaning is defiantly not an option…
So, I decided to come up with a cheap substitute for any of those products I clean with.
All products are made of cheap ingredients you can find at any local grocery store.
let the cleaning begin!
Step 1: All-purpose Cleaner
Step 2: All-purpose Cleaner Preparation
Mix vinegar, soda and essential oil together in a spray bottle.
Usable on any surface.
Estimated cost: 1.11$ for third of a spray bottle
Step 3: Window Cleaning Spray
Step 4: Window Cleaning Spray Preparation
Mix vinegar, water, cornstarch and alcohol in a spray bottle.
Usable on any glass surfaces.
Estimated cost: 1.04$ for whole spray bottle
Step 5: Toilet Bombs
Step 6: Toilet Bombs Preparation
Mix citric acid, baking soda and dish soap in a bowl.
Press the mixture into an ice tray or disposable cups.
Let dry for at least 4 hours.
Take out of the tray and drop into the toilet.
Estimated cost: 0.25$ for 1 bomb
Step 7: Drainer
Step 8: Drainer Preparation
Mix baking soda and salt together. Pour the mixture into the sink.
Pour the vinegar.
Lastly pour the boiling water.
Estimated cost: 1.6$ for 3 uses
Step 9: Stainless Steel Cleaner
One part vinegar
One part water
Step 10: Stainless Steel Cleaner Preparation
Mix vinegar and water together.
Usable for any stainless steel surfaces.
Estimated cost: 0.53$ for half a spray bottle
Step 11: Bathtub Cleaner
Step 12: Bathtub Cleaner Preparation
Mix vinegar and dish soap together in a spray bottle.
Spray on dirty areas in the bathroom, and let sit for about 30 minutes before removing.
Usable on all tiles and bathroom sinks, showers and toilet.
Estimated cost: 0.97$ for half of a spray bottle
Step 13: Fabric Cleaner
Step 14: Fabric Cleaner Preparation
Mix dish soap, soda, vinegar and lemon juice together.
Spray on dirty areas of any sofa or armchairs and use scotch scrub sponge to spread the product well.
**** test on an unseen corner first.
Estimated cost: 1.9$ for whole spray bottle