When you’re trying to save money and be more frugal, the local library is your best friend. Instead of buying DVDs and new books, borrow them from your nearest library. You won’t pay a cent to borrow armloads of books and movies. Just be sure you respect the rules and return items on time!
Everywhere you look, someone tries to sell you the “latest and greatest, best-ever, new and exciting, all the rage” and VERY EXPENSIVE cleaning products.
Most of those items are chemical-loaded products you don’t even need!
Instead of buying all kinds of products for the kitchen, bathroom, etc., why not save money and make your own cleaning products.
Baking soda and vinegar are two of the best cleaning products around. Look online for ways to use cheap household products to clean every surface of your house. In the meantime, here are a few ideas we found in the Readers’ Digest:
Silver polish. Who wants toxic residue on their silverware? To make your forks and spoons sparkle, begin with an aluminum pan filled with hot water. Pour in some salt and baking soda and stir. Drop your silver into the solution and watch the tarnish disappear. Buff with a dry cloth for maximum sparkle.
Drain opener. For a homemade drain zapper, pour a cup of baking soda into the drain and chase it with three cups of boiling water. In hot water, baking soda becomes sodium carbonate, which eats away at the gunk that clogs drains.
Toilet cleaner. It won’t turn the water in your bowl blue, but baking soda will take care of the dirt. Pour ¼ cup baking soda and a splash of vinegar into the toilet and wait a half hour before scrubbing. If stains remain after flushing, pour in a bit of borax and scrub again.