This guest post has some lovely tips on Spring Cleaning, or cleaning in general for that matter, something I’m a little averse to unfortunately!
A deep spring clean allows us to breathe new life into our home and rid it of unwanted winter clutter, but with so many rooms in the home to clean and organise, the relatively simple act of spring cleaning can cost us a surprising amount in cleaning supplies. Thankfully, this doesn’t have to mean an expensive re-stock of our entire cleaning cupboard. It is possible to treat your home to a thorough spring clean with little added expense. Try a few of the following spring-cleaning measures to avoiding unnecessary spending this season.
Make your own cleaning products
Many advertisers use the spring season as an opportunity to market innovative cleaning products, and more often than not, these far exceed the average household budget and are largely unnecessary if you know where to look for alternatives. The most basic household ingredients can be put to use in making an effective set of homemade cleaning solutions. Staple items such as baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice can be used for everything from removing stubborn stains to adding shine to dull surfaces.
Purchase multi-purpose cleaning products
Wherever you can’t substitute homemade cleaning products for the store-bought solutions, ensure that the store-bought products can be used to clean more than one surface. The combined cost of household sprays for glass, wood and ceramic tiles etc can add up to an unnecessary fortune so take care to purchase new cleaning products based on their versatility.
Sell unwanted items
Chances are your spring clean will result in a fair amount of clutter and unwanted items. Even if you only have a handful of unwanted clothes, CDs or other clutter that you no longer have any use for, you can sell these goods online on a multitude of exchange stores.
Additionally, if you wish to sell unwanted toys or garments that may have been crafted by your own fair hands, make a little extra money from your hobby and consider selling knitted clothes or soft toys online on craft stores such as Etsy.com or Myowncreation.co.uk.
Small cash-saving measures now can help you to save a lot in the long-run and this can be put towards something positive – a bedroom makeover, a beautiful villa holiday or a long-term investment for the future. Employ whatever money-saving methods you can this spring and reserve the pennies for the important things.