How To Make Your Own Floor Cleaner (I am saving $200 a year using this system!)

I will admit that I have spent probably way too much for what I thought was convenience and efficiency in cleaning my home.  I have begun to make my own cleaning supplies, laundry soap, and many other everyday items that I had been accustomed to buying every week.  Upon reviewing (cringe) some receipts for shopping trips for supplies I knew I could do better.  I purchased some Castile Soap at my local natural food store and have been using it for quite a few cleaning projects around the house.  It smells fresh, crisp, and natural. 
Like a clean home should smell right?
My next stop was at the Dollar Store, while I was there grabbed a stack of 12″ x 12″ microfiber cloths with microfiber on one side and the scrubbie-material on the other.  I was pretty sure if I folded them in half and stitched around the edges they would stick well to the floor cleaning system wand that I already have.  And….they did!
Next I filled my squirt bottle with warm water and added a couple teaspoons of Castile Soap, mixed and tried out my idea.  It worked very well, dried quickly with no streaks and best of all, when the cloths are dirty, I just run a small load in the washer and let them air dry. 
This was so easy that it’s hardly a post.  I really need to throw something in here kind of salacious and exciting to amaze you.  But that is the beauty of saving a substantial amount of money on just one thing per year.  It is soooo easy, we just don’t think it could be that simple. 
I keep my squirt bottle full, a stack of cleaning pads handy, and my floor cleaning wand in my pantry for quick touch ups (ie- after every meal, two toddlers in the house, you know what I am talking about) and I no longer feel like I am walking in a movie theater on $3 day, or spending money that I could otherwise be using on things I really enjoy like stockpiling my fave colors of spray paint and trips to Goodwill “just to look around”.
I hope this inspires you to look at what you are spending money on each month and calculating your yearly savings by making a few simple changes.  Happy Spring Cleaning!
Hugs, Tanya 🙂

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  1. This sounds like a great way to save some money, thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you Debbie! I am working on the post for laundry soap for this week too. It took just minutes to make and we will be saving a bundle over the next few months with just one tub of soap for pennies 🙂 Blessings- Tanya

  3. Hi I am a new follower. Thanks for stopping by. It will be a long time getting it back. We had so much shade rain storms I lost so many plants. I also make a lot of my cleaning supplies. I am an avid thrifter. So much fun finding treasures.

  4. I love Dr. Bronner's, it's such a great soap! So smart to use it for floor cleaner!

  5. P.S. I'm following you back now, thanks for stopping by!

  6. We three dogs, thank you for the follow back, I should just be honest, I think I am probably addicted to thrifting, but who cares. It's pretty harmless! 🙂

    Jessi, thank you for following me back! The soap smells so great I try it for everything. If you have not made your own laundry soap, I have a recipe for it here too. Works great, and very inexpensive 🙂

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