Make your own cleaning products with ingredients straight from your pantry. You'll be shocked at the savings:
Instead of: Powdered laundry detergent
Instead of: Toilet bowl cleaner
Fill a small empty dish-soap bottle with half water and half bulk dish soap and use it to squirt around the bowl. Scrub and you're done.
Instead of: Hand soap
Wash out an old hand-soap bottle and add about 1 tablespoon of Dr. Bronner's castile soap. Fill the rest of the container with water.
Instead of: Disinfecting surface spray
Mix 1½ teaspoons bleach and 22 ounces water in an empty spray bottle.
Instead of: Microfiber cloths on glass surfaces
Try coffee filters. They’re lint-free.
Instead of: Eraser pads
Try whitening toothpaste on a toothbrush to scrub away crayon and scuff marks.
Instead of: Glass cleaner
Try a mixture of equal parts rubbing alcohol and water to clean mirrors. Spray the homemade solution onto a cloth and wipe.
Instead of: Silver cleaner
Try filling a spray bottle with inexpensive vodka. Spritz, let sit for 15 minutes, then rub with a cotton cloth. Buff to a shine.