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Shop Like a DealPro: Little House Living on DiY Cleaning Products

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 7:57AM Wednesday January 12, 2011
under DealPro Tips

PineSol Cleaner:  $2.00
Windex Cleaner:  $4.79
Fantastik Spray Cleaner:  $3.19
Lysol Kitchen:  $3.00

Making your own cleaning supplies:  priceless.

Well okay, not really...but Merissa Alink of Little House Living offers up a cheap and easy recipe to save lots of moola on cleaning products.


For more great advice on how to make the most of what you have, follow Merissa on Twitter @lhliving and keep reading the Blog & Save for more ways to save money courtesy of the Savings.com DealPros.

Video transcript:

I'm Merissa, and I'm from LittleHouseLiving.com. I am a 2010 Savings.com DealPro.

I'm here today to share some everyday savings tips. One of my savings tips is to make your own cleaning supplies. Basically, all that you need is vinegar and water. The basic solution is two parts water to one part vinegar. The cleaning supplies are also really easy to make because all you're doing is combining the water and the vinegar in a spray bottle, and that's all there is to it.

Probably the average cleaning supply costs around $2 to $3 a bottle. I try to pay under $2 a gallon for vinegar. For a spray bottle size solution of cleaning supply, you would need about maybe just a cup of vinegar. So one gallon of vinegar is going to go a long way. Obviously, water is free, and only a few drops of essential oils are just pennies.