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Kitchen cleaning can be a tough task and can also be tough on your wallet. As much as you may not like it, it has to be done… so why not do it in a cost saving way! You may not know this but there are many different ways to save in the kitchen. Take a look at these next few tips and you will be amazed by how much money you can save.

1. Reusable Products

The key to saving money on supplies is swapping out one-time use items with reusable ones. Reusable supplies allow you to accumulate less waste so you won’t by throwing things out after only one use. This will help you save money and it will also be environmentally friendly! 

First, replace plastic bags with plastic or glass containers. By using reusable containers, you will not only save money that you would usually spend on plastic bags but you will also be contributing to a better environment! 

Second, many kitchen cleaning products purchased at the store can be reused. This can include anything from gloves, mop heads, dusters, towels or other supplies. Paper towel can really add up and make for a ton of waste. Replace paper towel with reusable clothes that you can wash.

Although, at the beginning it may cost more, in the end you will get more use out of reusable products.

2. Remember Less is More

Realistically, you are probably using way too much of your cleaning products every time you clean. You need to realize, less is always more, especially when it comes to cleaning supplies. One drop of dish soap (depending on the mess) can go a long way.

Another tip to use less dish soap is pre-filling your sink with soapy water and using that to clean all your dishes. Putting soap on all plates and utensils can lead to wasting dish soap. If you are using a dishwasher, wait until the entire dishwasher is full before starting it, you will save on water and more soap!

3. Homemade

Did you know that most of the kitchen cleaning supplies you use and buy from the store can be made with everyday household products? Here are three simple and affordable “recipes” for homemade cleaning products. Followed are steps to take to make an all purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, and oven cleaner. Not to mention they are made with all natural ingredients. 

All Purpose Cleaner 
You will need a 16oz spray bottle!
1 Cup Vinegar
1 Cup Water
3 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
Shake it up in your spray bottle and it is ready to use! 

Glass Cleaner 
You will need a 16oz spray bottle and a cloth!
1 Cup Vinegar
1 Cup Water
Shake it up and it can now be used on all glass surfaces! 

Oven Cleaner 
You will need a small bowl.
¼ Cup Castile Soap
1 Cup Baking Soda
½ Cup Coarse Salt
Make mix in a paste and apply a thin layer to the interior of your oven and let it sit overnight.
Using warm water and a sponge, remove the mix from the inside of your oven. Y
You can use white vinegar as a final touch to rinse off residue.

The Best Prices At Dollarwise

No matter what you need for kitchen supplies, you can find it for cheaper than anywhere else by shopping at Dollarwise. For the lowest prices on everything for house and home in Barbados, be sure to visit the location nearest you.