One of the best places to start stockpiling is your household cleaners.
These items rarely come with an expiration date and they will last you for years.
We’ve all been guilty of buying a little too much laundry detergent when it goes on sale or even buying more rolls of paper towels that you can reasonably use.
The great thing about household cleaners is that even if you get too many of them, they can still last you for years to come!
If couponing is not up your alley, here is how to get the best deal on your household cleaners without coupons.
Look At The Price Per Use And Price Per Unit
When comparing laundry detergent and other household cleaners, you need to think about all three types when looking for the lowest price.
How much powder do you use in a load of laundry might be different from the liquid.
The same is true with the pods. Sometimes you need two for a large load and small loads only need one.
I spoke about this topic on my Savings Segment on Fox. Watch the replay video here:
(I’ll add the replay video right here as soon as it’s made available from Fox)
When comparing the price, first start by taking the number (for pods) or the ounces in each container and divide it by the price. This will give you the price per unit.
Once you have that, you need to determine your price per use. How much will you need to use in order to do one load of laundry or clean one area?
If you have a big kitchen, you might need more all-purpose spray than if you had a smaller kitchen.
You don’t need coupons in order to get the best deal on your household cleaners!
Sites such as Jet.com and Amazon have great deals every week on household cleaners.
If you are shopping on a site such as Amazon, you can even set up the subscribe and save option to have your household items delivered to your house even before you run out.
Just like you would in store, make sure to determine your price per use and unit before buying online.
Since some online stores will require shipping, this could impact your total price.
Stock Up When There Is A Great Sale
Household cleaners are always on sale, but finding a great sale is a whole different ball game.
There are a few times per year when the price on household cleaners drops into the rock-bottom range.
These are during the spring months and back to school. Since wipes and other cleaning supplies often find their way onto teacher wish lists, around August you can find great deals on these items.
For sprays and other household cleaners, take advantage of spring cleaning deals and stock up until the next year.
Don’t Dismiss The Dollar Tree
Dollar Tree does have smaller packaging, but some of them are just as competitive as other stores.
You can find smaller bottles of laundry detergent, room refresher sprays, and even some name brand cleaners at Dollar Tree.
If you want to try Dollar Tree brand cleaners, I recommend not waiting until you run out in case they don’t work that well.
When you are comparing items such as a glass cleaner or an all-purpose spray, look at the ingredients list.
There are hundreds of different cleaning brands that have more or less the exact same formula in each bottle.
Many generics are made by the big name companies, so check the label before you buy.
Pay Attention To Special Offers
Stores such as Target and drugstores will have special offers such as gift cards or extra rewards points for buying certain products.
Cleaning supplies often make the list, so it can be worth it to shop at these stores to take advantage of the special offers.
Since many of them require you to buy multiple products to redeem the offer, you can stock your pantry and get rewards at the same time.
You don’t have to use coupons in order to save money on your household cleaners!
There are just as many ways to save on your household cleaners without having to jump through hoops to do it.
I hope this list has inspired you to go out and find the best deals without a coupon in hand.
Your Turn: What brand name household cleaners are a must in your house? Share with me below!
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