Money Saving In The Home


If you’re facing blocked drains in Southend or a plumbing disaster in Skegness, keeping your bathroom sparkling clean might not be at the top of your priority list. But good bathroom maintenance can make sure that faucets stay leak-free and your plumbing remains in good condition for longer. If you’re keen to save some money on cleaning your bathroom, we’ve compiled 5 of our favorite recipes you can make for next to nothing…

1              Vanilla Tub & Tile Cleaner

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Creating your own home made cleaning products is all well and good, but all too often they can be a little bit “practical”. If you’re looking to give your bathroom a “treat”, this vanilla-scented DIY tub and tile cleaner is really scrummy. It does the job marvelously – and smells great too. Perfect for making scrubbing a little sweeter. You will need:

  • Baking soda
  • Borax
  • Vanilla essence
  • Dish soap
  • A glass jar

You can find full instructions here.

2              Toilet Bombs

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No need to fork out for expensive toilet treatments – just make your own “toilet bombs”, pop them in, let them fizz and hey presto! a clean, deodorized and bacteria-free bowl. Magic. To make you will need:

  • Baking soda
  • Citric acid
  • Lavender oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Lemon oil
  • A mask (to keep you safe while you make)

Find the full recipe here.


3              Alvin Corn Glass Cleaner

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For just a handful of pennies you can make yourself a highly effective glass cleaner, perfect for keeping your shower spick and span (not to mention non-toxic). To make this cheap and powerful cleaner you will need:

  • Vinegar
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cornflour
  • Water

And that’s it! Couldn’t be simpler or cheaper. You’ll find the recipe right at the bottom of Crunchy Betty’s DIY cleaner review.


4              Hard Water Mark Cleaner

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If you live in a hard water area, you’re probably plagued by hard water stains. You could invest in water softening tablets, but if you don’t fancy that solution, it’s surprisingly easy to keep your sinks and faucets white, shiny and stain free. All you need? Vinegar and a little elbow grease. Here’s how one thrifty homeowner became hooked on the power of vinegar!


5              Salty Grapefruit Bath Scrub

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This is a surprisingly fun way to clean your bath and sink, leaving your whole bathroom smelling beautifully fresh! Yes, that’s right, we said fun! You’ll need a grapefruit and some salt, but after that it’s all about getting your scrub on. Discover how here.

Do you have any money saving bathroom cleaning recipes of your own? We’d love to hear them. Share yours with our readers below. 

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