Spring-cleaning is a great way to get rid of everything you don’t need and give your home a fresh start. However, this doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune in order to start fresh. We’ve come up with a few good tips that will help you save money and keep your spaces clean!
Recycle and re-purpose. Spring-cleaning should not empty your wallet, so don’t waste money on expensive tools, rags or mops. For example, you can use items like dryer sheets to clean appliances like TV’s and computer screens, or make your own dishrags out of old t-shirts (instead of spending money on paper towels).
Try DIY cleaners. Why waste money on brand name cleaners, when you already have what is needed at home? Most cleaners require just a few staple ingredients: water, bleach or vinegar. These cleaner alternatives will be helpful to your wallet, and prove to be less toxic for you and the environment. Click here to read our recent blog post, which contains inexpensive recipes for non-toxic cleaners!
Borrow cleaning gear and equipment. There’s no need to purchase a pressure washer or steamer that you’ll barely use. You can easily ask your family, friends or neighbors to lend you some of their gear…or you can choose to rent it from a local store!
Don’t forget about the air. There’s no greater feeling than walking into a home that smells fresh and clean. Be sure to check the air filters in your fans, air conditioner, and other vents to make sure that your home isn’t being filled with dusty air. On a nice day, open the windows on all floors of your home to let that fresh breeze in, and get rid of any stale air!
Your home isn’t the only part of your life that will benefit from spring-cleaning…give your wallet a bit of sprucing up as well! Click here to read our recent blog post, for ways to spring-clean your finances!