Everyone would like to spend less on things. It's not always easy to figure out where to start to make this happen for ourselves. It is true that sometimes, it takes some spending to spend less like buying the necessary tools or ingredients.
So if you wish you could resolve to spend less, do more things yourself but there is no money in the budget to buy baking soda, vinegar, Borax or other ingredients, I have a freebie tip for you to get away from the commercial cleaners.
Save your soap slivers. You know the ones that end up in the trash, keep em!
When I have about six slivers or so, I drop them into a blender and add about a cup of water. Then I blend until it is a soapy mixture without lumps.
I add this to an empty large dish liquid bottle then fill the remainer with water.
This is my liquid soap base for cleaners. It can be used as a stand alone cleaner for many things including mopping the floors. Add a squirt or two of the soap into a bucket of water and you are ready to mop, give a squirt to a towel and you can wipe down surfaces, household appliances, toys and other things.
Reusing the soap you would toss is a great way to start on homemade products and spending less. When you do shop again, stock up on baking soda and vinegar instead of commercial cleaners and check out our solutions for homemade cleaners using these. From these savings, you can move on to that tea tree oil and increase the cleaning and disinfecting power of your cleaning soap.
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