My tip for today is really simple, but for me it was an "Aha!" moment.

I had gotten into the habit of using an antibacterial spray and paper towels every time I wiped down the kitchen counters.  At over three dollars per (small) bottle, plus paper towels, this was costing a decent amount of money.

A few months ago, I picked up a plastic spray bottle at Walmart and filled it with water and a squirt of dish soap.  Give it a little shake, and you're good to go!  I still get the convenience of a spray cleaner, but much cheaper.  I also stopped using paper towels and started using rags instead.

Now, the only time I use antibacterial cleaner is when I've been working with raw meat.

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6 Responses
  1. Sherry Says:

    Great tip! I started using peroxide and about 10 drops of lemon oil for my kitchen spray. :D Vinegar works, too, but my dd hates the smell. LOL! :D

  2. Snow White Says:

    not only is that a cheaper option... but it's so much better for the environment! all those extra antibacterial products contribute to antibiotic resistance. water and soap works just fine for most things, but I agree, raw meat needs a bit extra.

  3. Kate Says:

    I've never tried peroxide before. I have tried vinegar, though, and the smell is definitely hard to get used to.

    Snow White, I agree about the antibiotic resistance. That didn't occur to me until some time after I switched, but it's definitely something to think about!

  4. Great tip. I usually just use my dishwater, but having a spray bottle ready to go would be handy!

  5. Tiffany Says:

    Love, love, love your blog design! That is SO cute!

    Just hopping over from the UBP! This is so much fun and I'm finding so many great new blogs!

    Love the tips here, too! I'll definitely be back! Come on over and have a look around at my place, too. The door's open.

  6. Kate Says:

    Thanks, Tiffany! I love your blog title, by the way. =)

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