So back to the topic at hand:
Here are some of my tips for cleaning the house on a budget.
Washing Up Liquid
VinegarVinegar is an amazing cheap versitile cleaning product. I have a spray bottle with 25% vinegar to 75% Water That is used as an all round cleaner spray. Great for getting general dirt and grime off of all the flat surfaces. It has a slight anti-bacterial properties so for general wipe ups it is great.
I use these for dusting as they pick up the dust instead of just moving it around. For cleaning anything stainless steel, glass or mirror I have found nothing better than a dry microfibre cloth to bring out the shine. I haven't had much luck with the cheap ones (4 for £1) so it might be worth spending just a little more, my best set is from Lidl.
On a stainless steel sink, sprinkle a little bicarb and scrub with a cloth to polish out stains and marks.
(It is sometimes called baking soda, it is not the same as baking powder)
Concentrated DisinfectantI buy a disinfectant called Zoflora, I just like the smell and it is super cheap. It comes in a tiny bottle and you only need a few drops at a time. Sadly Zoflora is not friendly to my septic tank so I use it very sparingly and I don't let it go down the drain.
BleachWe hardly use bleach because we have a septic tank. But I do have a half and half, bleach/water solution made up in a spray bottle for killing mouldy patches in the shower room silicon. Just spray it on and let it stand for at least 10 mins before wiping off. The cheapest bargin thin bleach is fine, you don't need anything fancy.
Elbow GreaseReally an essential cleaning aid. Sometimes you just need to roll up your sleeves and get scrubbing. Nothing but breaking a sweat will do.
If you can find a reliable and cheap supply of elbow grease do let me know ;o)
Do you have any budget cleaning top tips? Please share them in the comments below.