There are things you can do around the house to save money on cleaning as well.
You can sanitize surfaces/objects after cleaning with soap and water by using a solution of 10% bleach (9 parts water to 1 part bleach). You don’t need to buy the pine scented stuff.
Your dishcloth can be sanitized by putting it in the microwave on high for about 60 seconds. Do this once a day.
Coffee Maker Cleaning
Coffee makers should be cleaned once a month or so by running a cycle using 1 cup of vinegar or a solution of water and 1-2 tablespoons cream of tartar. Rinse after cleaning by running a second cycle of just water through the coffeemaker. Grandma’s Tip
If you do not have a scrubbing pad, loosely wad a piece of aluminum foil and use that. Great for scrubbing grills. Girl Scout® trick.
The telephone was often the dirtiest object in the home. Don’t forget to wipe it down with a moist rag and then sanitize it.
Grandma’s Tip: Use a vinegar and water solution to wash your windows. Add a little white vinegar to the water. Wipe clear with crumpled old newspaper to make them shine. The ink does not streak – for some reason newsprint makes the windows shine. (Then let the newsprint dry and recycle it.) Do not buy the blue stuff anymore.