Budget-Friendly Cleaning Hacks

When it comes to refreshing your space for spring and summer, cleaning your home can become a real chore—and a drain on your wallet! Cleaning supplies, like brand-name bleach, organic sprays, and deep cleansers, are costly. Thankfully, there are time-honored, environmentally conscious cleaning options you can revert to. Here are our five favorite tidy tips that will make your home feel brand new and your wallet feel heavier!

Make your own cleaning wipes

At the height of the pandemic, cleaning wipes were nowhere to be found—and we learned that making your own cleaning wipes at home can actually save you money and prevent you from running out of disinfectant in a time of need. All you need are paper towels, water, dish soap, vinegar, and a container to hold your wipes. If you have an old container from a store-bought purchase, that’s easiest to use as a refill. To make them, you’ll simply mix the ingredients and pour them over the paper towels. 

Use an old sock to dust blinds

No need to invest in expensive feather dusters to keep your wooden blinds and shutters clean. Simply go into your sock drawer and find your oldest pair. Like a microfiber cloth, sock material can pick up dust with ease, and its easy to slip right over your hand.

Polish metals with ketchup

Ever think a tasty condiment like ketchup could also shine your forks? That’s right—the acidic tomato and vinegar in ketchup can actually help to polish metals, like your silverware, if left on for 10+ minutes. After 10 minutes, simply run your silverware under cool water to watch it shine!

Unclog slow drains with baking soda and vinegar

Think drain cleaner or calling the plumber is the only option for a clogged shower? Think again! Baking soda and vinegar are a tale as old as time—and likely a trick your grandmother used. Simply pour a cup of baking soda down your sink or shower drain, then follow it with a cup of heated vinegar. After roughly ten minutes, flush the drain with a pot of boiling water for clear pipes and a clean sink or shower.

Use a potato to clean windows

Using a potato to clean the windows sounds crazy, no? Well, it works! Slice a russet potato in half, rub it on your window, and then spritz with water to create a natural glass cleaner. Using a crumpled newspaper or microfiber cloth can help leave your windows streak-free. 

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