These days there’s product upon product stacked on the supermarket shelves promising to give make your home sparkle and shine, but do you really need them?
I definitely don’t think you do although there are a few that I buy – Domestos bleach and Fairy Liquid are the two main ones that I can think of. Domestos because my Mam always used to say that the only bleach she would buy was Domestos and it’s in my head now even though I know you can probably get cheaper bleach that’s just as effective. I have tried a couple of times but always gone back to Domestos.
Domestos because my Mam always used to say that the only bleach she would buy was Domestos and it’s in my head now even though I know you can probably get cheaper bleach that’s just as effective. I have tried a couple of times but always gone back to Domestos.
Fairy Liquid (the original kind) is my concession to Mr Frugal because this is something I know I can get cheaper for something that will be just as effective but he’s the pot washer so I’m OK with him putting his foot down there!
I also occasionally buy Dettol wipes because I find that when the kids are helping me with cleaning, they do a better job when they can just wipe and pop it in the bin. The alternative of my homemade spray and cloth can end up a bit wet and messy and I’m determined that they WILL do a good job so I don’t have to nag at them to re-do!
The rest of my cleaning kit is a lot more frugal you’ll be pleased to know!
I have my homemade cleaning spray that I’ve shared with you in the past which I love for the way that it makes my house smell amazing as I clean!
I have my streak-free window spray which is great for the windows and the mirrors around the house and again leaves a lovely smell when I use it!
**Top Tip** if you’re making both sprays then it’s a good idea to use the same essential oil so they don’t clash when you have a big clean.
I also make homemade febreze made Febreze which I use in between cleans to refresh the living room mainly – it’s great for spraying on the curtains, rug and even on the settee and chair. I always get compliments on how nice the house smells when I spray with that.
I have a stash of microfibre cloths like these ones on Amazon but you don’t need to spend that much as you can buy them cheaper in the pound shop of the supermarket – that’s my affiliate link just in case you do decide to splash out though! 😉 I have about 7 or 8 of these cloths and love to use a couple to clean and a couple to dry straight after to reduce streaks. When I’m done, I just throw them in the wash and they come out good as new time after time.
And finally, if you want your room to smell nice after you’ve cleaned it – try my lovely room spray.
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