How to Save Money on Household Cleaning Supplies

Three Methods:Coupons and DiscountsRetailer OptionsHomemade Cleaning Supplies

There are currently numerous ways to save money on household cleaning supplies, especially when access to the Internet can provide you with a multitude of coupons and other discount options. In addition to using coupons, you can save money by purchasing household cleaning supplies in bulk from warehouse retailers, or create your own household cleaning supplies using natural products that are lower in price than commercial solutions. Continue reading this article to learn more about the ways you can save money on household cleaning supplies.

Method 1
Coupons and Discounts

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    Collect grocery coupons for household cleaning supplies. Coupons can be found on the Internet and in local newspapers or magazines.
    • Visit coupon websites such as Cool Savings or Coupon Mom to find coupons for a variety of household cleaning products; the links to which are featured on the "Woman's Day" website provided to you in the Sources section of this article.
    • Subscribe to newsletters via email on the websites of the manufacturers that produce the household cleaning products you normally buy. In most cases, companies will provide you with coupons or discounts via email that you can print out and use at retail stores.

Method 2
Retailer Options

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    Buy your household cleaning products in bulk from warehouse stores. In most cases, you can save money per cleaning product unit when you buy mass quantities of a specific product from stores such as Costco or Sam's Club.
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    Buy the store-brand version of cleaning products. In most cases, retail stores such as Target and Walmart will sell their own line of cleaning products that contain identical ingredients to those found in similar products sold by major name brands.
    • Compare the ingredients and directions for use on store-brand products to other major name brands to verify that the products are similar or identical to one another before making your purchase.

Method 3
Homemade Cleaning Supplies

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    Use distilled white vinegar for most of your household cleaning tasks. Distilled white vinegar is an acidic and all-natural product with the ability to eliminate bacteria, mold, and other germs from your household. Vinegar is also significantly lower in price than commercial household cleaning products.
    • Mix equal parts white vinegar with equal parts water, then pour the solution into an empty spray bottle.
    • Spray the vinegar and water mixture onto countertops and fixtures that need cleaning anywhere in your home, especially in your kitchen and bathrooms.
    • Wipe the vinegar and water mixture from surfaces you have sprayed using a cleaning rag or paper towels.
    • Use vinegar to clean the insides of garbage disposals, drains, dishwashers, coffee pots, carpeting, and more. A full list of the different uses for vinegar can be found on the "Vinegar Tips" website provided to you in the Sources section of this article.
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    Use liquid dishwashing soap to remove stains and grime from various items in your household. Just as with vinegar, liquid dishwashing soap can be combined with water to remove stains from carpet, clothing, and windows, and is significantly cheaper than most other commercial household cleaning products.
    • Add 2 to 3 drops of liquid dishwashing soap to a dish or bottle, then add warm water to the soap to create a sudsy and soapy cleaning solution. In some cases, you may need to use additional drops of soap for help with removing tough stains.
    • Dip a rag, soft cloth, or brush into the soap and water mixture, then use the rag or brush to scrub away stains.


  • Use reusable cleaning products instead of disposable products, which can help you save money by eliminating the extra costs needed to replace disposable products. For example, use rags or hand-towels in place of paper towels and rubber cleaning gloves instead of disposable cleaning gloves.

Things You'll Need

  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Empty spray bottle
  • Cleaning rags
  • Liquid dishwashing soap

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