As a frugal environmentalist, I’m always on the lookout for green cleaning tips on a budget. There is no reason why green cleaning has to cost an arm and a leg! Check out some of my favorite green spring cleaning tips so your house can be squeaky clean for less.

Green cleaning is possible on a budget

Do you remember when “green” cleaning was ridiculously expensive? I do.

I want to say that I first heard of “green” cleaning when I was in college in 2003. At the time, the cleaning products were as high as $7 a bottle. Seventh Generation products were way out of my budget. I remember thinking that one day when I had money, I’d splurge on green cleaning products.

These days green cleaning is the norm which means it’s way cheaper to clean green now than ever before.

There is so much competition out there that it’s not usual to see sales for Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, Seventh Generation, and The Honest Company products. Big companies like Lysol and Windex even have eco-friendly options!

My current favorite eco-friendly cleaning brand is Earth Breeze. Subscribe for auto shipments of laundry and dish detergent and save 40% off! Read more about why I love Earth Breeze here

Of course, there are so many DIY options for making your own green cleaning products, which makes green cleaning even more affordable.

Since I’m all about green cleaning, and I’m all about sticking to a budget, I’m so excited to share my favorite tips for green spring cleaning on a budget:

Save Money with These Green Cleaning Tips

1. Baking soda and vinegar are your best friends

My favorite tip for green cleaning on a budget is to make your own cleaning products. Buy a few spray bottles and get to town on making your own products. Here are a few of my favorites:

If all else fails, a combo of lemon, baking soda and vinegar is my go-to. I swear it can clean anything from a nasty sink to dirty grout between tile. I do the same thing with my ceramic stove top.

2. You need Dr. Bronner’s in your life

I use Dr. Bronner’s for everything from hand soap and body wash to a gentle soap for my hardwood floors.

Reusable products are awesome for green cleaning and spring cleaning

The soap is so concentrated that you only need a few drops to get things squeaky clean. My favorite way to use it is to put a couple tablespoons in with water to make foaming hand soap in a reusable foaming dispenser.

I buy my Dr. Bronner’s at Whole Foods because they really do have the best price, especially for Amazon Prime members. Don’t have a Whole Foods near you? Check out this deal on Amazon.

Bonus: Dr. Bronners SalSuds product is great for cleaning. You can even use it for laundry!

3. Order green products online

If you are still buying your cleaning products at the store, stop. Stop it now. I can’t tell you how much money you are wasting (unless you use stackable coupons at CVS- in that case, proceed).

You’ve got to start subscribing to cleaning products my favorite include: Earth Breeze (40% off coupon here), Amazon Subscribe and Save and Grove Collaborative.

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4. If you must buy in stores, check out Trader Joe’s

If you are lucky enough to have a Trader Joe’s near you, check out their cleaning section. I’m a little obsessed with this multi-purpose cleaner for less than 5 bucks.

I know I can make my own, but this stuff works so well in a pinch when I don’t have the time or energy to make my own cleaning products. Plus, when my mom moved in with a compromised immune system, I needed a clean home, but didn’t have as much time to make my own products.

Trader Joe's cleaning product for Spring cleaning

5. Buy reusable cleaning cloths, or make your own

I love using my Norwex cloths. They are reusable and surprisingly affordable!

I’ve also stopped using disposable supplies like Swiffer. I use a sheet of felt in my old Swiffer sweeper to pick up dust. These sheets are less than $1 at craft stores. Toss them in the wash when you are finished!

Tip: take all the hair off first so you don’t end up with a ball of hair in your dryer. That’s gross. Trust me.

Swiffer hack to save you money for spring cleaning

Stick to your green cleaning plan

Sticking to your plan will actually help you save money. By cleaning yourself, you’re saving an average of $100 a month.

Related Post: Read how I always  feel guilty for spending money on house cleaning services! 

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