5 Best Ways To Save Money On Cleaning Supplies

When it comes to my budget, one of my least favorite ways to spend money is on cleaning supplies. Even though I typically only buy supplies every few months, I still search for the best deals to maximize my savings.

5 Ways to Save Money on Cleaning Supplies
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While I used to purchase the cheapest cleaning supplies, this does not mean they worked very well. Now I do my research to figure out what products will do the best job on my budget.

I like to use a wide range of products when it comes to cleaning and like knowing there are a lot of options to choose from.

Related: Non-Toxic Cleaning Supplies

DIY Laundry Detergent

There are a lot of great tutorials that show you how to save money on cleaning supplies.

One of the best ways to save money is by making your own laundry detergent.

This recipe from DIY Natural photographs each step to make sure your DIY mix looks similar. Total cost is less than five cents a load!

Make Your Own Disinfectant Wipes

Clorox wipes are a great solution to clean your kitchen, bathroom or any other surface. However, it’s also easy to make your own!

Two Kids and a Budget has a great tutorial on how to make your own disinfectant wipes. Chances are you probably already own all 3 items needed on the list. This has to be one of the best ways to save money on cleaning supplies!

Use Vinegar For Everything

If you prefer non-toxic ingredients on your cleaning supplies, vinegar is the best product you can use. Simply fill a water bottle with 50% vinegar and 50% water and you can clean just about anything. Here is a list of 32 different ways you can use vinegar in your home!

Buy in Bulk

Purchasing a large quantity of an item can help lower the cost. This generally applies to items like paper towels. While I always monitor the prices at my local grocery store, it’s always cheaper for me to purchase on Amazon. Thanks to Amazon Prime, I get free shipping and two-day delivery.

The Honest Company

When The Honest Company recently asked me to try out a few of their products, I said yes in a heartbeat. There is no animal testing (my #1 requirement about products), no harsh chemicals and everything is sustainable.

Honest Company Review While a number of my friends with kids use the diaper service plan, I was excited to try some of the household and personal care items.

I selected the floor cleaner, dish soap and the discovery set, which consisted of hand soap, shampoo & body wash, face & body lotion, organic healing balm, and laundry detergent.

After a month of trying all the products, I’m really happy with everything.

The floor cleaner left my floors smelling really good without the fake chemical smell. The dish soap worked equally as well. Plus both sizes were huge and fairly inexpensive, so it’s definitely worth the money.

On a side note, the discovery set is awesome. Part of the reason I selected it was because it looks like it would make a great gift and I can use these for travelling and meeting FDA requirements. Definitely a winner!

If you would like to try The Honest Company’s products, here’s a coupon for $10 off a $25 purchase (first time customer only).

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  1. Natural ingredients tend to do a great job around the house. Some of my favorites are vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice. One of my friends recently recommended products by the Honest Company, she was raving about them. That coupon just might entice me to try them out.

    1. It’s amazing how many people (including myself for a long time) don’t even know how great natural ingredients work. The Honest Company’s products have been great – they make cleaning better with their cute packaging 🙂

  2. I also make my own laundry detergent and disinfectant wipes. Making these two products alone has saved us over $80.00 this year.

    I’ll have to look into some of your other suggestions as well.

    1. That’s amazing! I hate spending money on cleaning supplies, so being able to save $80 on them is huge!

  3. I recently tried making my own cleaner using vinegar and baking soda and it was so easy and effective. I’ll definitely be trying out some of these recipes. I have very sensitive skin, so I’m especially intrigued by trying to make my own laundry detergent.

    1. Awesome! Vinegar seems to be the miracle ingredient. I have to be careful too when it comes to perfumes, etc. because my skin will just break out!

  4. I formerly used a lot of vinegar. It worked pretty well, but I never loved the result. I also used a method product for a while, and it worked great. Now I’ve found that using Simple Green (just like my mom used to do!) results in an inexpensive cleaning product that works really well. For everything. I’ve always wondered about the honest company. I love learning about new companies that care about their product and how it’s produced.

    1. I will have to try Simple Green. I use Mrs. Meyers too because it doesn’t animal test, but it’s not cheap!

    1. I buy in bulk too – it seems to make the cost go down, especially for dishwasher detergent pods!

  5. I try to use vinegar (and baking soda) as much as I can for cleaning and tend to go through little else. I do buy laundry detergent, though. The Honest Company looks interesting, and I love that they have a small size of hand soap and laundry detergent that are travel compliant! I’ve had the truly ick experience too many times of being in a public restroom with no soap left in the dispensers, which drives me mad. I tend to always carry hand sanitizer, and travel-size hand soap is perfect.

    1. I think I have a hand sanitizer in every purse just in case – I really don’t like touching anything in public, totally freaks me out!

  6. I guess I’m a little boring or traditional, but I buy cleaning supplies in bulk and use coupons to purchase them. It saves me money and I get to stick with the brand that I love.

    1. It’s great when you can really find a brand that you like!

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