Save Money on Cleaning Products

Consumer Watch Georgine Kaczmarek has loads of cleaning products in her cabinets that promise to add sparkle and shine to every room in her home.

But Sue Perry from Consumer Reports Shopsmart says cutting back on cleaning products can save you money.

What's essential? An all-purpose cleaner, like ammonia, works well. Just be sure to dilute it according to the instructions. You can keep it in a squirt bottle for everyday cleaning jobs around the house. You see lots of bathroom cleaners on store shelves but you can save there, too.

As for the rest of the bathroom, Consumer Reports tests show Scratch-Free Comet Disinfectant with Bleach works wonders on shower-scum ... and on sinks and counters throughout the house.

For stainless steel - a little undiluted liquid dish detergent cleans as well as special stainless-steel cleaners.

Finally, Consumer Reports' top-rated Windex No Drip Foaming Action will let the sun shine through your windows - into your sparkling clean home.


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