Five Ways and More to Get Free Cleaning Supplies It takes very little skill to get free cleaning supplies. The best talent for discovering bargains is attentiveness. You already know the manufacturers that produce the brands you prefer. The vast array of couponing methods in today’s technical world literally puts savings at your fingertips with apps on your Smartphone or iPhone.
DIY Laundry Detergent – How to Make Your Own Laundry Detergent at a 90% Discount Let’s face it; laundry is a chore everyone has to do. The choices for laundry detergent are considerable in the laundry detergent aisle. You can find pricey detergents that may cost up to $20 or more and you can find cheap detergents that cost just a few bucks. The more expensive detergents aren’t necessarily better than the mid-priced detergents. The cheaper detergents may not be that good. Regardless you end up spending money on keeping the laundry clean. There is a better solution if you take the time to DIY and make your own DIY laundry detergent.
Why Buy when you can Make Your Own? There are three great reasons for making your own household goods at home:
Don’t Buy The Draino! Clear A Drain Naturally Draino is full of harsh chemicals and when you use it on your drains you run the risk of being burned. Not only is it dangerous for it to make contact with your skin, but the fumes are also dangerous. You have to keep pets and children away from the bottle and the drains while in use. Draino is absolutely dangerous and even deadly to small children should they ingest it. It is better for everyone in the home if you use natural methods to clear the drain. Another important aspect of clearing a drain is in prevention.
Life being expensive as is it, we should all be looking for ways to cut on costs. Have some second thoughts on a few of the products we buy on a regular basis is a good way to get started: Some of them are plain useless expenses. Here are five products you should try and stop buying. Dryer Sheets
It’s not as simple as just getting together your old junk and throwing them in a big trash bin; there are various green protocols you should consider
Cut out chemicals from your cleaning routine
Green cleaning including stain-fighting, and how to save money by being prepared … but not too prepared.
Clean your dryer vent and ducting to save energy.
This morning, I came home and found that my house could use a bit of sprucing up. I try to keep things orderly, but as anyone who lives anywhere probably knows, I’m fighting a losing battle. In the past, I’ve tried a variety of methods to keep the house clean. Some worked very well; others were not so productive. At one point, Mr. Cheap and I posted a chart of chores on the wall so we could see what had been done, which was a good tool when we first began living together, to help us learn what needed to be done.
Keep pests out of the house naturally with these tips.
Make my own deodorant? The post sounded like the mysterious substance — made wholly from safe-for-the-kitchen, even edible, ingredients — was easy to create and might even work. To the kitchen!
When a drain stops draining like it’s supposed to, the un-natural among us haul out the Drano. But there IS a better, cheaper and more natural way to get the lead (or lead-like sludge) out of a drain.
This week, the world is alight with rumors and fear about swine flu. It’s especially timely for me to write about it, because our household has recently increased our knowledge about germs. About swine flu
Last week, I finally broke down and Swiffered. Now, I’m looking for ways to make the Swiffer process a bit greener.
Spring is just around the corner. That means it’s time to go through the closet, trade winter clothes for summer ones, and store away old sweaters. It’s also a great time for a flurry of cleaning, getting rid of what you don’t need to make room for a fresh season. Storing sweaters
Spring is here, and it’s a great time for all of us to create backyard replicas of those classic springtime images of clean clothes whipping dry on a clothesline. (Why is there no ACTUAL image today? I tried, but the camera is not cooperating.)
Some good ideas around the Web this week for saving money and living naturally: Real Simple’s money-saving March Wise Bread wrote about some of the ideas in this month’s issue of Real Simple for saving money. Some of them don’t seem very frugal to me (there’s absolutely no way I would consider meat that costs $5.99 a pound a “bargain,” especially if it’s not even natural/organic), but others are worth a look.
Last weekend, Little Cheap got a bloody nose at a friend’s house. She brought home with her a shirt splashed with blood stains that had sat overnight. Yikes …. Luckily, hydrogen peroxide came to the rescue.