Clean windows by using 50% white vinegar with 50% water in a spray bottle, then dry glass with a soft cloth, saving around
If you used a 1 litre spray bottle every month, over a year you would save around
For stubborn stains, if you use 50ml of distilled white vinegar instead of a 50ml solution of a well known fabric stain remover, you can save 5.5p every time. If you did this once a week, it would save £2.75 per year.
Sometimes, simply soaking spots, stains or dried food with hot water is a great way to handle stubborn cleaning work. Adding a few drops of lemon juice (or vinegar) to the water can also help, a quarter of a lemon only costs about 9p.
To make a floor disinfectant, combine ⅛ cup plant-based liquid soap, ⅛ cup distilled white vinegar, 1 gallon of water and 10 drops of an aromatic plant oil (such as lavender). This can save an amazing £2.19/litre compared to some well known undiluted products. If you used 1 litre per month, this would save you £26 per year.
There are many products now on sale which offer a green alternative to traditional cleaning products containing ammonia and bleach. Look for terms such as organic, biodegradable and toxin-free.
Try making your own cleaning materials from simple products such as vinegar, baking soda, plant based liquid soaps, and aromatic oils.