Spring Cleaning can be pricey – heavy duty cleaning requires substantial amounts of cleaning products, tools, and supplies. And if you decide to do a small renovation, you can end up spending a little fortune. However, there are a few things you can do to save some money during this year’s big clean up. Read our money-saving Spring Cleaning tactics below.
Prepare Homemade Cleaners
Store bought cleaners can be a bad choice, due to 2 main reasons. First, they contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful to you and your family. And second, they are so expensive! Spring cleaning is a heavy duty cleaning, and you usually need a lot of product to get the job done, so if you are using a commercial cleaner, this means your money literally go down the drain. Luckily, now there are plenty of recipes for homemade green, safe, and inexpensive cleaners you can make yourself!
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Don’t Waste Money on Expensive Tools and Supplies
There are thousands of new products on the market that give the promise to make cleaning miraculously easy! Go to any online shop, and you will see a number of unimaginable gadgets, each one designed to do only one job. Even if they work the way they are advertised, (which almost never happens), they are ridiculously expensive for single-use tools. So, instead of wasting your money, just buy some good old-fashioned tried-and-tested cleaning supplies and tools like microfibre rags, sponges, mops with an exchangeable sponge, squeegees, and never forget the protective wear – rubber gloves and a mask.
Throw a Garage Sale
Spring Cleaning means a lot of tidying up and reorganising your living space. It is also the perfect occasion to get rid of all the things you don’t need. Clothes that you don’t wear anymore, sports equipment, that awful set of plates you got as a wedding gift and never used – all these things piling up in your home and garage can turn out to be someone else’s treasure. So, instead of throwing them away, organise a garage sale, or at least list them on Gumtree. This way you can actually earn some money while de-cluttering your home.
Clean Your Appliances Properly
Although cleaning your appliances won’t help you save money right away, it will definitely pay-off in future. For instance, when the refrigerator coils are dirty and dusty, they cannot release heat efficiently and overheat. This way the compressor works harder and longer than designed, consuming more electric energy and also shortening the lifespan of the appliance. Not to mention that overheating can pose a fire hazard. You can clean the coils with your vacuum cleaner, or dust them off with a brush. The same applies to lint screen of your dryer. When this filter is not cleaned well the appliance uses more energy and can be a fire hazard, so make sure to put this little task on your Spring Cleaning to-do list.
Leave Some Cleaning Tasks to the Pros
There is a reason why hiring professional cleaners is among the most preferred way to deal with carpet and upholstery deep cleaning. First of all, professionals have years of experience and knowledge how to clean different types of fibres, how to treat different furnishings without damaging them and how to remove even with the most stubborn stains. Second, home cleaners will arrive with advanced cleaning solutions, and powerful machines and they have undergone thorough training for using them. And third, when you hire professional carpet cleaners they will return the as-new look of your rugs and upholstered furniture and prolong its life for a reasonable price and a fraction of the time you will spend if you try on your own.