Frugal Spring Cleaning Tips That Benefit Your Wallet AND the Earth!

These frugal spring cleaning tips have been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own.

Many years ago, when I became pregnant with my first child, I learned a very valuable lesson.  I wanted to live green but I needed to figure out how to do it on a very tight budget.  Organic milk might be better for my growing baby but it wasn’t cheap!  So, I needed to figure out how to reduce my carbon footprint without spending a fortune.  It was at that point in my life that I realized how much going green and living frugally actually have in common!  If you are tackling your spring cleaning this month, I wanted to share a few frugal spring cleaning tips that not only help you live greener but will also allow you to save a little bit of money at the same time.  Keep reading for more information, as well as a great giveaway from Microfiber Wholesale that will help you tackle your spring cleaning.

Frugal Spring Cleaning Tips that are Easy on the Planet AND your wallet!

Frugal Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring cleaning isn’t a chore that I get all that excited about.  Hot fudge sundaes.  THOSE are exciting.  New books….those are pretty exciting, too!  But, spring cleaning doesn’t have me leaping up and down for joy.  However, it is a chore I tackle every year in an attempt to control clutter and not live in filth.  So, if you want your house to be cleaner but don’t want to spend a fortune, here are a few frugal spring cleaning tips that will help you save money and go green.

Electronics and Appliance Maintenance:

Cleaning and maintaining your electronics and appliances should be part of your regular spring cleaning schedule.  This is one of the most important frugal spring cleaning tips for saving money.  Appliances and electronics are incredibly expensive. Vacuum the coils of your refrigerator to improve energy efficiency and extend the life of the unit.  When spring cleaning your office, wipe down the fan area of your computer hard drive to help improve air flow and keep the computer temperature low. Change all the air filters in your heating and air conditioning units.  Electronics and appliances will live longer with proper maintenance and that means fewer of them will end up in landfills.

Here are a few frugal spring cleaning tips that not only help you live greener but will also allow you do save a little bit of money at the same time!

Make money on decluttering:

Clean out your closets, drawers, and other storage areas.  If you haven’t used the item in over a year, get rid of it.  Earn money for decluttering by having a yard sale or selling items online.  Take old books to a second-hand bookstore for a trade in. Your clutter could earn you money and throwing things away is bad for the environment.   If, however, you have not sold the items in a relatively short amount of time, send them to the thrift store rather than putting them back in your house.  Investigate creative ways to recycle household items before tossing anything in the trash.

Rent big ticket items:

There is no reason to buy your own carpet cleaner if you are only going to use it once a year.  Ask friends and family if they have a rug cleaner you can borrow or head over to your local hardware store and rent one for a few days.  If you are doing some outdoor spring cleaning, rent a pressure washer instead of buying one.  Renting big ticket items saves you money and keeps your garage from being taken over by clutter.

Here are a few frugal spring cleaning tips that not only help you live greener but will also allow you do save a little bit of money at the same time!

Use homemade cleaning products:

There are some chores that require heavy duty cleaners but I try to limit the use of those whenever I can.  Head over to Pinterest or Google and research homemade cleaning supplies.  Vinegar, baking soda, lemons and essential oils can accomplish a lot around the house.  And using DIY cleaning products saves you time while protecting our water supply and minimizing harmful chemical fumes.

 Here are a few frugal spring cleaning tips that not only help you live greener but will also allow you do save a little bit of money at the same time!

Stop Using Disposables:

Disposable cleaning supplies are a huge waste of money and anything you throw away just ends up in landfills.  Instead of buying single use items, invest in cleaning supplies that you can use over and over again.  Skip the individually wrapped toilet tablets, disposable wipes, and paper towels.  Instead, use bulk cleaning supplies and microfiber cleaning cloths like those from Microfiber Wholesale whenever possible.

Cleaning is dirty work but disposables cost a fortune and clog up our landfills.  Instead of stocking up on paper towels and disposable mop heads and cleaning cloths, invest in reusable microfiber.  You can save money when buying them from Microfiber Wholesale and then wash them when you are done so that they can be reused.  Less money out of your wallet and less waste for the planet.

Professional Microfiber Mop System

The Professional Microfiber Mop System from Microfiber Wholesale even saves you time and energy while you clean because it traps the dust and dirt within its grooves, rather than just swishing it around into the air to resettle again later.   Microfiber cleans more quickly and thoroughly than other cleaning products. Less work for YOU, more clean surfaces for your home!   And if you have spring allergies, microfiber is a big help!

The Professional Microfiber Mop System allows you to do both wet and dry cleaning with one system.  Use the Microfiber Dust Mop to collect larger debris like pet hair, dirt, and dust. Then, use the Wet Mop Pads for a deeper clean.  This is an easy to use, ergonomic cleaning system to make your life easier and protect your back. The mop handle is made from stainless steel and extends from 42″ to 70″.  That means you can set it to match your height and stop using handles that are too short and force you to bend over to clean properly.

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Make sure to include your own personal frugal spring cleaning tips in the comment section!

 

 

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About Diane

Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!

Comments

  1. My frugal spring cleaning tip is using homemade cleaners, Ive read up on making your own with white vinegar, baking soda, etc, much cheaper than buying them and they work great!
  2. Anita Duvall says:
    I am really frugal. I just went through my towels and picked out the really bad one. These were cut down for cleaning clothes, cat bedding, etc. to keep from using so many paper towels around the house. Sometimes you just have to use paper, though.
  3. Darcy Koch says:
    My tip is to stay on top of it all so it doesn't build up.
  4. ellen beck says:
    One of my frugal spring cleaning tips is to use an outside clothes line . I like taking rugs outside,, and cleaning them and letting them line dry. It works great for kitchen and bathroom rugs.
  5. I combine cleaning vinegar and water for inexpensive cleaning solution for my floors.
  6. Jessica To says:
    My frugal tip is to go thru clothing and things that you don't use and have a yard sale. This cleans out your house plus makes a little money.
  7. I use undershirts that have developed holes as cleaning cloths. They are lint free and soft, so they don't scratch surfaces or leave behind residue.
  8. Margaret Appel says:
    I save my old towels & washcloths that are worn out / full of holes for cleaning up spills, wiping down counters, and anywhere else around the house. I use an empty cat litter bucket for a mop bucket.
  9. My tip is to make your own cleaning solution and to save old shirts as wash rags.
  10. I would say to use multi-purpose cleaner.
  11. heather kaufman says:
    Use rage instead of paper products.
  12. This is awesome and so many helpful tips. I like to buy a good bit of my cleaning supplies from the dollar store. Usually they are the exact same ingredients as the name brand product and these are only one dollar which is great!
  13. Erica Hall says:
    I hire child labor (aka my kiddos). My 8 yo is getting a little to smart to work for shiny pennies anymore.
  14. BIRDIE SKOLFIELD says:
    My tip is that I use cheap vodka to clean my bathroom it makes evert surface germ free and sparkly !!!!
  15. Stephanie Grant says:
    My tip is to take baskets into each room as you clean it AMD put the clutter in the appropriate basket one for donations, one for trash and one for stuff that belongs to another room.Its a free and quick way to declutter and clean!
  16. I use old clothing to clean with sometimes
  17. People look at me like I'm crazy sometimes, but I ask for extra lemon slices when I order a drink out somewhere and take the lemons home to clean with. They work wonders on bathtubs and sinks!
  18. Great tips for spring cleaning! I've been procreating .. and this weekend I'm going for it. We have pets and so I'm very appreciative of natural cleaning ideas. I've been making things like laundry detergent and dishwasher soap for years. Also .. I use a lot of white vinegar. It's great for a fabric softener .. and combined with water + a drop or two of essential oils it's awesome for a general cleaner!

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