The GIGO Clean app

The GIGO Clean app

How to Save Money When Cleaning

Choosing the right cleaning products and strategies isn’t just about protecting the environment – it’s about protecting your wallet.

In the United States, it’s estimated that the average American family of four spends at least $680 a year on cleaning products. That’s a pretty big chunk of change, and our spending on cleaning products has increased substantially since the spring of 2020. 

If you’re like the average American and looking for ways to stay safe and clean without harming the environment or wasting money, you’ve come to the right place. 

In this blog post, we’re talking about four easy swaps to make that will help you save money while cleaning responsibly

(1) Consider Alternatives to Swiffer Products

It’s estimated that about 50 million people in the United States have access to Swiffer Wet pads. Although this is a highly convenient, effective combination of a mop, bucket, and cleaning solution, this all-in-one tool does have its downsides.

Most notably, Swiffer pads are disposable and not reusable. This prevents them from being a green cleaning option, but it also means consumers are consistently buying replacement pads and spending money on Swiffer products.

The next time you go to mop your house, think about switching to a zero-waste mopping solution that has a reusable mop pad. This eliminates the need for disposable alternatives that generate unnecessary waste and drain your bank account.

On average, you’re probably paying at least 60 cents per Swiffer pad. Assuming you mop about twice a week, that’s an easy $60ish you can pocket annually while also feeling better about your cleaning sustainability.

(2) Switch to Vinegar 

Vinegar is the panacea of the cleaning industry – and yet, many homeowners don’t realize that they have the best cleaning product sitting unused in their pantry.

Because vinegar is naturally acidic, it breaks down grease, grime, and mineral deposits easily. However, it’s also non-toxic and biodegradable, making it safe to use on pretty much any surface in your home.

Considering that many of the most popular cleaning products on the shelves contain toxins such as VOCs, you may want to consider vinegar simply for its safety benefits. At the same time, a 128-fluid-ounce bottle of distilled white vinegar typically only costs a few dollars, while most “real” cleaning products of the same size cost upwards of $15.

The next time you go to wipe down your windows or counters, try using an equal-part mixture of white vinegar and warm water instead of your usual cleaner. Your wallet, your body, and the environment will thank you for it.

(3) Embrace Baking Soda

If vinegar is the panacea, baking soda is penicillin. It can be used to manage and clean a wide variety of messes, especially when you’re tackling nasty areas like toilets with stubborn stains.

Baking soda boasts mildly abrasive properties, which can help you scrub away stains and grime without scratching surfaces. It also acts as a natural deodorizer, absorbing odors instead of masking them like many of the toxic air fresheners sold in stores.

As a bonus, baking soda is cheap. A high-end toilet bowl cleaner can easily cost over $10, but a trusty box of baking soda usually runs about $1 to $2 (and lasts for ages).

By using baking soda instead of a chemical cleaner, you can avoid potentially harmful toxins and use a more environmentally friendly cleaning method. It’s a win-win all around.

(4) Use Your Cleaning Agents Efficiently 

Our last tip isn’t about switching products – it’s about using your tools and solutions better.

When applied correctly, a little store-bought or homemade cleaning agent should go a long way. You also don’t need to spray your countertops with an antibacterial product after every meal or dump half a bottle of bathroom cleaner into your tub each month. Try to be conservative in your use, both for your finances and for the sake of the environment.

At GIGO Clean, we’re committed to lowering cleaning waste and making sanitization as sustainable and safe as possible. That’s why our cleaners offer eco-friendly cleaning supplies as an option to all users – so they can feel good about their spotless home without compromising their commitment to the environment.

How GiGO Clean Helps Save Users Money 

We believe that professional cleaning services can be both affordable and eco-friendly. Our application offers extremely competitive rates for cleaning services that are efficient, eco-conscious, and safe.

Our standard cleaning is available at $35 an hour and cleaners will bring their own cleaning supplies. Considering that you likely spend an average of at least $57 a month on cleaning supplies, GIGO may actually be able to save you money while helping you achieve a professional level of cleanliness.

Download GiGO Clean Today & Start Saving

Ultimately, we created the GiGO Clean app to help make cleaning less of a hassle, more convenient, and affordable. As a bonus, many of these factors also help support a safe and healthy environment for everyone.

To learn more, simply download our application or register online. You’ll create an account, then receive access to vetted cleaning professionals and flexible scheduling options. All of our payments are conducted through a secure platform at your convenience.

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