Spring Cleaning the Affordable Way

Posted on 04/01/2010

It’s officially spring cleaning season. There’s nothing quite like a freshly organized, scrubbed and sanitized home. But getting there can be a serious chore. Not only is it hard work, but stocking up on all of those cleaning supplies is expensive. Thankfully, spring cleaning can be done affordably. As for the hard work—sorry, but we can’t help you with that.

Print a Free Checklist - The master of spring cleaning, Martha Stewart, is handing out a free printable spring cleaning checklist. You’ll get a room-by-room rundown of what to clean and which types of products work best.

Save on Cleaning Products - Not only can you use low cost basics like vinegar and bleach for the bulk of your spring cleaning projects, but you can also save on cleaning products with exclusive Lowe’s coupons. Cut costs on laundry detergent, disinfectant spray, and even air filters.

Rent, Don’t Buy - For heavy duty cleaning jobs head to your local home improvement store for the right equipment. But rather than buy a pressure washer that you may only use once or twice a year, just rent one. It will make cleaning your driveway, siding, gutters and more easy and quick. Another great spring cleaning tool to rent is a carpet shampooer. Get rid of all the dirt and grime that’s built up in your carpet and rugs over the winter.

Help for the Garage - Now that winter is over you’ll want to stash away the shovels and pull out the yard tools and sports equipment. Get some help making your garage spring-ready with some low cost organizers from Target like this Rubbermaid Deluxe Tool Tower Storage Unit for $39.99. The Rubbermaid Sports Station Storage Unit is also priced at $39.99 and includes places for rackets, balls and bats. Both ship for free right now.

Stock up on Storage - In an organized home everything has a place. Stock up on clear plastic storage boxes that will help you give everything a proper place. They’re all on sale at The Container Store.

Make Your Own Drawer Liner - Rather than spend lots of cash on fancy drawer liners, make your own. Use heavy duty wrapping paper or cheap wallpaper instead. Spray it with your favorite cologne or perfume and you’ll have organized, scented drawers. It will be like inhaling fresh spring air every time you open your cabinets.

By Alison Storm

Payless coupon codes - After you've cleaned, reward yourself with new shoes! Coupon code 32586 cuts 20% off purchases through 04/04/2010. Plus, check out the other fabulous coupons on offer at Tjoos.com for even more savings!

Zazzle - Save 15% on your next tee shirt order (perhaps, "I survived spring cleaning 2010"?) with coupon code SHIRTSAVING. Expires 04/07/2010.

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