Spending Strike: Day 18 - Saving $ on a Reusable "Swiffer"


What person doesn't get satisfaction out of keeping a clean home? I'm being serious here! Is it just me, or does anyone else out there really like scrubbing a kitchen sink until it shines, or cleaning a serious amount of dust off a ceiling fan blade?

I'm going to bust out my friend Kara, and tell you that she and I have been known to have conversations in the past that revolve around dirty mop bucket water, and how it's the nastiest - yet most awesome! - sight. Ever.

Want to see one example of what I'm talking about? Go here. 

So, naturally, when I first got a reusable dry and wet floor sweeper, I was pumped. I mean, I blogged about it. {I'm sure reading about that was less fun than watching paint dry. Unless you really like cleaning, like my home girl and I.} I was jazzed because not only could I sweep up all that dog hair and dust bunnies quickly, but I was able to permanently ditch disposable sweeper sheets.

A regular pack of the dry Swiffer brand sheets costs about $6, and the wet Swiffer sheets also cost a little over $6. I would go through at least one pack of each in a month.

That's $12 a month, just to clean my floors! And, it wasn't even a good, deep clean - more of a touch up. I'd still have to scrub my floors by hand to get rid of the residue.

Think about it: I was spending $144 just of floor cleaning products in a year. Isn't that nuts?! I got the whole Rubbermaid Reveal Mop Kit for around $50, which is a one-time cost that Ill never have to spend again because all of the parts are reusable.

AND (!!), I make my own floor cleaning solutions, usually with vinegar and water. {More on the cleaning solutions tomorrow.} If that's not an eco-friendly and money-saving solution, I don't know what is.

Tell me, friends, have you found any cleaning 'hacks' or tips to save money while keeping your home tidy, fresh, and clean? Leave a comment!


Here are the numbers -

Money Spent Today: $0
Running Total: $75
Money We Didn't Spend: $12 on more Swiffer dry and wet pads

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