I have expressed more than a passing interest in saving money and limiting my exposure to chemicals by living a cleaner greener life. I find it quite hard that less processed and more environmental products are so much more expensive than chemical laden products. As I don’t believe in waste I have gradually run down my products whilst looking at what I really use and need and have researched how to overhaul our cleaning routine. I trip up when I am unprepared as if you need to clean you need a product so in order to stop myself replacing these products I have done and calculated initial spend to equip myself when these products run out.
There are some great sources of information online but one of my faves has been a thrifty mrs. Some of the images I am including here are screen dumps of her how to’s which I have replicated.
So things I have got to use in greening up my cleaning routine.
This disinfects floors and I have been impressed with its cleaning abilities on our floors. I have a set of 8 colour coded microfibres cloths you put on it which you then pop in the laundry.
Plus this Hoover hand held
For deep cleaning the house. All of this costs me $225, a birthday gift to myself.
I have also bought a pack of 10 microfibres cloths
Some scrubbing brushes
For the washing I got laundry balls
And for polishing bees wax
Tonight I am off to Bunnings to get some borax, bicarbonate of soda, white vinegar and some empty spray bottles. I already have tea tree oil and lemons at home.
I shall be making the following
Home made shower cleaner
Multi purpose cleaning spray
General cleaning for toilets etc
Plus this homemade dusting spray ( website included on photo)
I also planning on following this with home made room scents ( website on photo)
I also will be using a glug of apple cider vinegar to wash my fruit and veg.
This outlay has been around $300 with the most expensive items being the steam cleaners. You could easily start without that and just the home made products. Think of the savings.
do you make your own cleaning products? Would you consider it?