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Top 10 Tips For A Budget Friendly Housekeeping

Are you sick and tired of having to spend tons of money on buying all the different and specific cleaning products? And always paying extra for the more expensive ones, because you think they will clean better? Well, haven’t you had enough? Stop wasting your money on things that you do not need. We all want our houses to be impeccably clean, but there is an alternative way. In this article you will find some tips on how to be a good housekeeper and maintain your home in a perfectly clean state without harming your budget.

You may not believe it, but there is a very simple way to clean almost anything in your home with some simple miracle products that are in your home already. These are not hard to do things, they will save you time as well as money. Not only will this article help you do everyday cleaning chores in an inexpensive way, but it will also help you clean efficiently, effortlessly and inexpensively.


1) For example, do you have carpets in your home that you love, and every time they get some nasty stain you spend money on expensive carpet cleaning products or bring them to a professional cleaner? Well here is an easy and inexpensive way that can save the trouble and money. All you need to do is dissolve a table spoon of backing soda in a cup or two of warm water. Yes, that is all you need. Get a clean cloth, put some of the solution on it and dab the stain. Do not scrub, but dab! Repeat as often as necessary. And there you have it, you just cleaned your carpet without spending money on it.

2) Are you fed up with your drain always getting clogged? And every time buying special products, and when they do not work, pay someone to unclog it? Well, this can be done way simpler and inexpensively. Fill ½ cup with backing soda and spill it down the drain, after it spill a ½ cup of vinegar. Put a rag on it, and let it soak for 5-10minutes. Rinse with warm water. Repeat if needed. See how simple? No chemical cleaning products!

3) If you have a pet and can not stand to look its hair falling and sticking everywhere, and no matter how much you vacuum you can not get it off from your couch or sofa. Then put on your rubber glove and get it wet. Slide it on your sofa and see the hair sticking to the glove instead of the couch.

4) Another tip: use your dishwasher to clean other things too, rather than only your dishes. Plastic toothbrush holders, pots, pet dishes, plastic toys (if you have kids), even your rubber gloves and sponges. This will save you a lot of time and energy.

5) If you have a problem with your wooden surfaces, if you notice some scratch or a scuff on them, do not rush to the store to buy a wood polisher or whatever expensive product they are offering you. Instead, get some pealed walnuts and rub them on the scratch. It will mask the scratch – quick, easy, cheap.

6) Want your silver jewelry or cutlery to sparkle? Do not throw your money on those expensive silver/gold polishers or cleaners. The answer to this problem is in your bathroom – toothpaste! Yes, toothpaste is great for when you notice a black spot on you favorite ring. Scrub your silver with toothpaste and rinse.

7) Do you hate the fact that when you and your family members take off your shoes, they stink and so does the entire room or hallway? And every time you open your gym bag a nasty smell hits you in the face? You can easily take care of this problem without buying shoe deodorants. Just sprinkle the inside of the shoes when you take them off, and your gym bag with some baking soda and it will deodorize them.

8) Here is a tip for a quick, easy and cost-free oven cleaning. The one chore everyone hates the most. Instead of buying a degreaser from the store and spend your energy on scrubbing your greasy oven, do this instead: mix baking soda with some water to form a paste and use it as an abrasive to clean the carbon deposits in your oven. You can sprinkle some white vinegar to help with the tougher stuff. This will clean better and will deodorize your oven, instead of making it smell like chemicals.

9) And a tip for cleaning your microwave oven easily. Some people are worried about cleaning their microwaves and buy different cleaning solutions to clean them with. But why when there is an easier, safer, and cheap way to do it. Put a bowl of water in the microwave and put some lemon peals, slices or juice. Turn it on for 10-15 minutes, when done let it sit there for 3-4 minutes more. Then just wipe away all the dirt and grease from your microwave. No chemicals, no money spend, no time wasted.

The last tip, again, is for your kitchen appliances. You use them every day, so it is good to clean them properly once in a while. They will work better longer, and they will contribute to the clean look of your home.

10) Use a mixture of white vinegar and water to clean your coffee maker! Yes, it needs cleaning on the inside as well as on the outside. Put the solution in the water department and turn it on. This will clean the coffee remains or any other problem inside the coffee maker. Then run the machine a couple more times with plain water to get rid of any after-taste. You can similarly clean your dishwasher. Put a bowl of white vinegar inside it and nothing else. Run the machine and it will clean itself. This will clean it and improve its work. You are welcome!

There you go, 10 easy and inexpensive tips to clean and maintain your house and properties in their best state. This way you can save your money and have a perfectly clean home at the same time.

{The article is contributed by Patricia Cornwell. She runs a company titled London HomeCleaning North London}

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