Most families are just not able to invest their hard earned money on overpriced and ineffective cleaning products. Many available on the market are pricey, and they certainly don’t last long. If saving money was one of your New Year’s resolutions but you’ve fallen off the wagon, then here are some insider tips to get you back on track from pur cleaning service experts at MOLLY MAID:
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Quick crash course on street math: just because a grocery store flyer claims its 4.43L container of laundry detergent priced at $18.76 is the deal of the week, do NOT grab, pay and run. That store could be selling a 7.4L bottle of a lesser known laundry detergent for $8.99. A ten dollar difference sounds absurd, but that’s what happens between branded and non-branded items. And there’s also the shelf wars that top manufacturers play to get their items more shelf space. From now on, Google ‘laundry detergent on sale near me’, your bank account is in for a treat!
Less Product for More
Looks like we’re starting to pick on laundry detergent, but most households do find this to be the most expensive item on their grocery lists. Yet one very overlooked tidbit is that there’s no need to use as much detergent at the manufacturer’s suggest. For one thing, there’s no regulatory body testing the pros and cons, so companies will suggest how much to use based on their profit margins. The other thing you will discover when you Google ‘problems with using too much laundry detergent’. Use the recommended amount for a standard load size and continue to test the amount that works best for you.
Reusable Cleaning Products
Paper towels continue to be one of the most tantalizing cleaning products on the market, but these single-use items can disappoint you to no end if you’ve spilled milk everywhere and there’s only two sheets left on the last roll in the house. We get it, being a minimalist and neat-freak means not wanting mismatched rags lying around, but we urge you to give microfibre cloths a chance. Microfiber cloths are reusable, they stand up great in the washing machine and they’re available in every colour and shade imaginable! Yep, even black ones to match your custom-painted appliances, neon green to compliment your dish towels, and bubblegum pink to match your rubber gloves.
Having a clean and healthy home is essential for any household and having the proper cleaning supplies certainly plays into that. At MOLLYMAID we use a green cleaning service designed for the health and safety of our customers, their families and pets. Contact your local MOLLY MAID today and save money and space on cleaning supplies while getting a spotless clean without lifting a finger!
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