>> Friday, March 16, 2012
We've been battling something nasty like the super flu over here for the past week or so. So this week's Frugal Friday is a Bofer. As a person who appreciates made up words, I'll fill you in on the bofer. Its a mash up between a bonus, and a two-fer. First coined by Josh Elliot on ABC's Good Morning America.
Anyway, did you try the homemade laundry soap? I have another make your own cleaning product this week. I've posted about it before, but its so good I'll do it again. Make your own disinfectant spray. All you need is vinegar and water. I put equal parts into one of those spray bottle spray from The Dollar Store. Or if you're really frugal you can save one of those previous cleaning spray bottles you have laying around.
This spray is awesome for counter tops, windows, mirrors, cleaning the outside of the toilet. I also mop with equal parts vinegar and water. I use it on my hardwood floors, ceramic tile in my bathroom, and my vinyl kitchen floors. Its FANTASTIC. The best part its it costs PENNIES. The going rate for an 128oz thing of vinegar is about 2 bucks and some change. Hellerrr? Thats cheaaap people!
Here's the second tip: Use old cloths as paper towels. I got inspired by this post from Simple Mom, about going paperless in the kitchen. Instead of buying new cloths like she did, I cut up old receiving blankets, and old cloth napkins. I keep them under the kitchen sink, and use them to wipe up spills and what not. Lemme tell you, I was spending a ridiculous amount of money each month on paper towels! I apolozige for the quality of the photo!