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When You DIY Everything

My mother was house cleaning for 22 years of her life before she retired. One thing her and my father taught me was how to save money. Getting things for pennies on the dollar is a great way to save as much money as possible and being able to attribute those savings to investing for long term gains.

For instance, the average household, according to Statista, the average American household spends on average $169.83 cents on cleaning supplies including detergents. When I hear this, I just think this is bananas considering over the course of a 6-year military career, and yes ladies and gentlemen our military do buy their own household cleaners and detergents. It was in my mind to only make under 30 thousand dollars a year. It was in my best interest to save as much money as possible. Over these 6 years we cleaned everything from barracks, general living quarters, weapons, clothing, gear, and the occasional rocks with nothing but soap, water and disinfectants.

Being as you want your home to look and feeling as fresh as can be, just know even your cleaning services that you pay enormous amounts of money, use less expensive cleaning supplies than you do in order to maximize the dollar that you pay for them. As well they charge you for the cleaning supplies used in the process of cleaning your own home. So again, with the simple ingredients of Water, baking soda, vinegar, dish soap and a scented antibacterial you are able to maximize your cleaning capabilities while saving the most amount of money possible. This will leave your home smelling, lemon, lavender, ocean mist or cucumber fresh. Buying 4 separate spray bottles you will concoct everything you need for your household cleaning desires: Floor cleaners, tub and tile, and as many surface cleaners as you can possibly imagine for the price of under a dollar a bottle. 

Now that being all fine and dandy, when we look at cleaning ourselves, the price may vary. My question to you is, why don’t we all treat our bodies as if they have delicate skin. Of course, I am going to lose a lot of women here considering they just have to have the right shampoo and conditioner, or they refuse to go out. Body washes, shampoos are just in fact cleaners for the skin. These are things as well that can be diluted with water and able to save a lot of money throughout the year.

According to the women around me they will buy a bottle of body wash every 6-8 weeks. Even at 10 dollars a bottle, if you were to cut it in half and or even a third and be able to maximize the same bottle for 6- 9 months, then you are saving yourself that much more money when you spread that same idea across various means in your life you will be saving money. When it comes to any product you purchase, the cost of an item due to inflation will rise. These are just simple ways to keep money in your pocket while prices for companies deal with the expenses. I have even been one to dilute milk with water, but it is not for everyone.

As someone who likes to find solutions, my dream is that more people will undermine companies’ products by diluting them as I have explained. When you put pressure on companies and how they make money, change is inevitable. This is the misconception that everyone misses when they say to vote with your dollar. The beauty of capitalism is it gives people the choice to find the most expensive, best quality, or even the cheapest for the individual consumer. As we all can struggle sometimes with money and how to make our dollar go further, just keep in mind a little creativity. Bangov Actual, out.