Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products
Cost Savings: $200 or more
Surprisingly, cleaning products rank high on the list of home expenditures in many consumer spending surveys. When you consider the range of cleaning products we buy, from dishwasher and laundry detergents to all-purpose, window, toilet bowl and tile cleaners, you can see the bills adding up.
Most cleaners can be replaced with simple, cheap ingredients like baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice. Make the switch, and you'll save significant amounts on cleaning up. Bonus: These simple ingredients are nontoxic, so you don't have to worry about the "hazard" labels that come on many household cleaners.