5 DIY Cleaning Products To Save Money
Here are five DIY cleaning products to save money. Learn how to save money while washing the dishes, doing laundry, and more!
Spring is in the air, and I’ve got the itch to clean after a week of seasonal sniffles. I’ve already tackled the garage, front porch, and attic, giving away what doesn’t work for us anymore, marking things for a spring garage sale, and cleaning out the cobwebs.
Now, I’m ready to tackle the indoors and excited to share these five DIY cleaning products I use to save money. These natural DIY cleaning tips and recipes work for everyday needs and aren’t just for spring cleaning.
(But, if you’re looking for a spring cleaning checklist – here’s mine!)
Spring is a good time, as any, to rethink our tasks, spaces, and needs. By taking the time to consider what’s not working for your family, you can change something that works better.
That’s where DIY cleaning products come in! Here are five ways to save money with natural cleaning DIYs that will change your life.
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How does making your own cleaning products save money?
I know many people are used to reaching for store-bought cleaners because of their convenience. But, just like convenience foods – they don’t contain the best ingredients and typically cost more for their ease of use.
Whereas DIY cleaning products cost less than a store-bought price tag, and you know exactly what goes in them. Which means you get to save money and skip unnecessary harsh chemicals.
How can I save money on cleaning products?
It all starts with using simple ingredients and reusable cleaning supplies. It’s easy to conquer even the biggest cleaning tasks without breaking the bank when you make homemade cleaners.
You quickly make a DIY cleaner for any task by assembling a handful of natural cleaning staples. Here’s a list of cleaning supplies I like to buy and bulk. I only need to make a small investment once or twice yearly to refill my cleaning bottles and containers.
- 2 lbs of Baking Soda
- Glass Bottle Cleaning Set
- 3 lbs of Washing Soda
- 4-Piece Scrub Brush Set
- 1 Gallon of White Distilled Vinegar
- 32 ounces of Castile Soap
Each of these works great, and essential oils can be added to a recipe for a scent you like. Put them to work in five cleaning strategies to tackle your everyday needs.
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How can I make my own cleaning products?
Start with these five ways to make your own cleaning products. You’ll find each work, save money, and smell great too! One is an easy swap anyone can make, and most take under five minutes to create so that you can get the job at hand.
5 Money-Saving DIY Cleaning Products
#1 All-Purpose Surface Cleaner
Don’t let the word “surface” in this DIY cleaning product fool you. It’s a cleaning solution that can be applied to so much more. Think carpet stains to shower walls, bathroom sinks, the fridge, or the microwave. Yes, this DIY cleaner holds the simplicity of using just ONE cleaner for almost everything.
#2 Wool Dryer Balls
While wool dryer balls have gained popularity as a natural alternative to dryer sheets, did you know they can save you a lot of money? You can cut your electricity bill and more with these three epic reasons I use wool dryer balls.
And if you miss the fragrance of dryer sheets, you can apply a few drops of essential oil or make an easy linen spray.
#3 Cost-Saving DIY Dish Soap Bar
Washing dishes is a daily task in every household. If you’ve been looking for a way to save money on this cleaning task, you’ll love this DIY cleaning product! This solid dish soap bar recipe makes two eco-friendly dish soap bars, each lasting up to six months’ worth of dirty dishes!!
You’ll replace 6 bottles of liquid dish soap at that amount. Save even more with this homemade dishwasher detergent for dishes that don’t need to be hand washed.
#4 Wood Cutting Board Care
Traditional wood cutting boards can far outlast modern plastic chopping mats. But, without proper care, moisture and bacteria can build up. Fortunately, I have learned how to remove mold from wood cutting boards and how to restore them to their prime with natural conditioning wood butter. All-in-all, saving money!
#5 DIY Laundry Detergent
Have you entertained the idea of making DIY laundry detergent? Well, you’re not alone. Here’s how I make homemade laundry detergent in five quick minutes! It makes all the difference in our household expenses.
Now you know how to save money with all-natural DIY cleaning products. If you’ve made each of these and want more ideas- be sure to check out our simple cleaning resource guide full of ideas!
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