Money-Saving Household Tips

6 bright ideas for running a tighter ship

Household expenses are a great place to start saving money. Here are six everyday ways to cut your budget.

  1. There is no need to buy both the bottled wood-oil soap and the spray-bottle version. Just dilute the bottled version and put into a spray bottle. The mixture should be one part soap to one part water.
  2. Make your own quick microwave cleaners. Just dampen a paper towel, spritz it with lemon juice and microwave on high for a minute. The microwave should easily wipe clean.
  3. Make your own pretreater by keeping diluted laundry detergent in a spray/squeeze bottle. The mixture should be one part detergent to one part water.
  4. Rub clothes with a wire hanger to get rid of static cling.
  5. Buy bulk-size tissues and refill decorative boxes with them.
  6. Use a dehydrator for vegetables you can't use or get your family to eat. You can use them later for soups and stews.
Keep Reading

Next Up

Bathroom Cabinet Buying Tips

Consider room size, layout and style when picking cabinetry for your remodel

Easy Floor Cleaning Tips

Keep all types of flooring clean and avoid premature wear with these simple tips.

Tips to Maximize Cabinet Space

When choosing kitchen cabinets, try these 7 ideas for making the most of your space

Quick Tips for Home Organization

Try these quick home organization tips for maintaining a clutter-free home from basement to attic.

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.