Are you using the right products to clean the house? And is it true that you make the most of your appliances? Do you know every corner of the house? Do you really need all those things stored in the garage or in the pantry?
Your routines and cleaning and organizing habits can influence your wallet. See below for everything you can do for a well-balanced family budget and an impeccably clean home. Write down these strategies to save (and earn) money while cleaning your house.
Keep Your Cleaning Products Well
By organizing and storing in a cool, dark and damp place your cleaning products ensure they last longer and avoid the risk of liquid spills. In addition to helping to save resources, this point is also extremely important for safety issues, especially in homes with pets and children.
Remember: Less is More
Compare prices on various commercial surfaces, evaluate the quality / price ratio between brands and prefer quality quantity. If you think about it you do not need so many products to clean the house! Inquire about the instructions and functions of each product, follow the dosage recommendations and bet on multi-use detergents for more superficial cleaning, keeping the most specific for difficult to remove stains.
Use natural Products
There are natural, economic, and yet less efficient alternatives. You can add vinegar in the laundry to help fix the color, use lemon to wipe off foam and limestone residue, or spread baking soda to eliminate odors from shoes, sofas or rugs.
Full Load Washing Machines
Is your washing machine brand new and has an energy efficient rating? Remember that this is only true when you take full charge of the drum of your machine. The same applies to the dishwasher.
As saving water and energy are everyday tasks, it is important to set up your housekeeping allies so that they participate in your ecological and saving mission. At? By choosing short and cold cycles and programming your appliances to wash at the most economical time (if you have the bi-hour rate).
And speaking of energy efficiency, it is best to include in your monthly plan the cleaning of the refrigerator, the dishwasher and clothes, the air conditioning and the heaters and radiators. Cleaning your appliances inside and out increases your efficiency, makes them last longer, and lowers your energy bill in the long run.
When we know exactly what we have at home we spend less money in the supermarket. This rule applies in particular to the pantry, the refrigerator and the freezer. Keep cabinets sanitized to prevent the spread of bacteria or potential pests (and consequent waste of food) and organize food by consuming them before they expire or become spoiled.
Sell What You Do Not Need
While cleaning the house it is only natural that you find things you did not even remember existed. Recycle objects and pieces of clothing or practice detachment and sell everything you no longer need. In addition to earning money, you still free the house from junk and make space, making the next cleaning much easier!