Saturday, June 27, 2009

Save Money - Homemade Cleaners

A great way to save extra money is by making your own household cleaners. If you have kids or a large family you've likely invested a small fortune into household cleaning products. An added benefit to making your own cleaners is you're being kind to the environment as all of the ingredients are safe and natural.

An added benefit to making your own cleaners is you're being kind to the environment as all of the ingredients are safe and natural. Some of the ingredients you'll use most often when making your own cleaners are baking soda, vinegar, borax, and club soda. Going green is a huge deal right now. Companies are making products they claim to be "green" and "earth friendly" but charging a fortune for them. Ounce for ounce homemade cleaning formulas will cost about 1/10th of the price of commercial products.

If you want to get started saving money and helping the environment by making your own household cleaners here are a few websites I have found to be helpful.

1. MakeYourOwnCleaners.com - offers free cleaner recipes and general cleaning tips.

2. EarthEasy.com - a list of easy to use natural alternatives for several cleaning products as well as recipes for homemade cleaners.

3. EcoCycle.org - a list of cleaner recipes as well as tips on how and where to use these products.

I hope you find these sites to be of help to you if you are interested in making your own cleaning products and being a little kinder to our environment. If you have your own recipes or tips feel free to post them.