I have been doing some inventory in our house examining where we can save in each room as part of my frugal challenge. Making my own cleaners is one way and what to buy at the dollar stores to save money making homemade cleaners. We have had brief meetings at the kitchen table reminding the kids of ways to save around the house. So I thought I would take my money saving challenge around the house and share with you so I will be doing my Frugal Challenge Room by Room.
It will challenge me to see where I can save in greater detail in each and every room.
Also wanted to share what I think are good buys at the .99 Store. Basic cleaning supplies are a good buy there and since I am committing to making as many of my own cleaners cheaply, I stocked up.
Today, I took a few bucks and bought some things I use for basic cleaners. I bought ammonia, cleanser, scouring pads, bleach (you can't find it for .99 anywhere else around here) and some dish soap.
The ammonia and dish soap go to make my homemade laundry stain remover. It will easily last the year.
The Zote which I grate for my home made laundry soap, is .59 a piece at the .99 Store. Better price than any where else. I now use Zote to make a great all purpose cleaner and also an all purpose bleach cleaner. So cheap to make my own and costs just pennies.
I also buy rubbing alcohol that I mix with water to use as my all purpose spray cleaner. It is the best glass cleaner ever and I use it on counters as well. The recipe is here. You will see other items I use like vinegar and baking soda. So stay tuned for my Frugal Challenge Room by Room.