5 Household products you don't need to buy
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn -- You don't need to be crafty or even particularly creative to save on some everyday household products. Super saver Carrie Rocha from Pocketyourdollars.com demonstrated 5 ideas on KARE News@4.
Swiffer Refill. Instead of spending $8 on a box of refills use an already used fabric softener sheet from the dryer.
Fabric softener sheets have an anti-static quality about them that doesn't wash out with just one load. That makes them fabulous for any form of dusting, like dusting your wood floors with a Swiffer.
They also work really well to dust mini blinds, chandeliers and other places where you'd like to see dust repelled.
Waxed paper. I don't use lots of it, but when I bake or prepare food to be frozen I like to have some on hand. The bag that boxed cereal comes in works as a great substitute.
Cleaning rags. Of course you can use old towels, but a great way to get your kids to help dust is to use the lone, stray socks that have lost their match. Wear it like a mitten and dust away.
Pet Fur Remover (like Scotch Fur Fighter). Use a latex glove, and even wet it a bit, and use short strokes to remove the fur from furniture. You can get down into nooks and crannies of your couch.
Fire starters or kindling. Dried orange peels are not only an easy trick, but they smell good too.
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