Spend to save

Spend to save

Cleaning supply's can take a big bite out of your monthly expense's but you can cut it down by 90% by shopping somewhere else than the grocery store. The trick is to buy Janitorial supply's rather than off the shelf cleaners. Once upon a time you need to go to a Professional supply store but now if you have a wholesale outlet like Sams club, Costco, or even a Home Depot your set. The average bottle of spray cleaner like 409 costs around $3 for 32 ozs (yes you can buy store brand for less and use coupons but as I said Avarage) If you buy concentrated cleanser and add your own water for about $8 you get a gallon of concentrate 128 ozs since its mixed at a ratio of 1 part cleanser to 10 parts water you get about 40 bottles for less than the cost of 3 normal bottles. So if you do the math you end up with cleaner at 20 cents a bottle. What to buy, well if your getting something like 409 you want something called cleaner/degreaser Home depots brand name is ZEP and they have a regular one and an orange oil one. for a bit more $10 each you can get the same amount of simple green and if you really like the brand name 409 concentrate is about $12 still a huge savings. I have found a gal lasts me about 5-6 years (yup years) so if you may want to go in on it with someone else just make sure you clearly lable it. You can also get Glass Cleaner, tub and tile cleaner, and toilet bowl cleaner. They all have different colors when mixed so its hard to mess them up For less than $40 you can take care of most of your cleaning needs for years, aside from wood polish and scouring powder. I would strongly recommend getting a pro spray bottle that has the mixing lines already on it (just fill with cleaner to the line then add water) the bottles last much longer then the cheap ones that only need to stand up to 1 use. but even at $2 each its still a big savings. I also like the fact that I am not paying to transport water and I dont have to keep throwing out old plastic bottles. Ash

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Roses

Mini Rose Plant

Mini Rose Plant

Baby Blueberries!

Baby Blueberries!

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BLACKBIRD NEST

Purple Jumanji flower??!!

Purple Jumanji flower??!!

Seeking some advice

Seeking some advice