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Budget Friendly Cleaning and Organizing

You're here to trim your housekeeping budget. Look for great ideas to reign in household expenses without sacrificing quality and control in your home. Find ways to save your family money for something other than chores.

9 Surprising Household Cleaners
You've got a cleaning job to do, and you know just the brand name to do it. But what if I told you that you might have the right tool for the job lurking in the most unexpected places? Could you really find great cleaners in your refrigerator, pantry, or medicine cabinet? These 9 surprising household cleaners, really clean up.

Use Rubbing Alcohol to Clean
Find unexpected uses for rubbing alcohol as a cleaning solution. Rubbing alcohol can help clean up messes in your home instead of just creating them.

Use Corn Starch to Clean
Find unexpected uses for cornstarch as a cleaning solution. Cornstarch can help clean up messes in your home instead of just creating them.

Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Clean
Find out how hydrogen peroxide can help clean your home. It's a surprising cleaner, but hydrogen peroxide has many stain fighting, scrubbing, and cleaning properties.

Use Soda Pop to Clean
Find unexpected uses for soda pop as a cleaning solution. Soda pop can help clean up messes in your home instead of just creating them.

Use Tea to Clean
Find unexpected uses for tea as a cleaning solution. Tea can help clean up messes in your home instead of just creating them.

Use Rice to Clean
Find unexpected uses for rice as a cleaning solution. Rice can help clean up messes in your home instead of just creating them.

Use Coffee Grounds to Clean
Find unexpected uses for coffee grounds as a cleaning solution. Coffee grounds can scrub and deodorize. Learn how you can use coffee grounds to deter pests.

Use White Bread to Clean
Find unexpected uses for white bread as a cleaning solution. White bread can help clean up messes in your home instead of just creating them.

Use Ketchup to Clean
Find unexpected uses for ketchup as a cleaning solution. Ketchup can help clean up messes in your home instead of just creating them.

10 Ways To Save Money Cleaning
Saving money is always a great idea, but can you save money without cutting any of your cleaning power? These 10 tips will help you do just that.

Sensible Ways to Save Money and Conserve Energy When Washing Dishes
Skimping on hot water is not the way to save money when washing dishes. But these 5 ideas are sensible and practical ways to save money and energy when washing dishes.

25 Ways To Be a Cheaper Housekeeper-25 through 21
Want to lower your household budget? Use these 25 tips to become a cheaper housekeeper, without sacrificing quality.

Twelve Laundry Tips for Maximum Energy Savings
Twelve tips to help you get your laundry clean while saving energy adapted from Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, by Alex Wilson, Jennifer Thorne, and John Morrill.

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