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Housework—it may not be one’s favorite part of life, but unless you have a maid service, chances are it takes up a fair amount of your “free” time. And, to add insult to injury, the tools and products needed to keep house take up space and cost money! So, if you are looking for some ways to make house work more manageable or perhaps give your home a new look, check out these tips, savings and freebies from Coupon Claim.
This Week’s Savings from Coupon Claim:
Get your house in order with the many organizational items available at Stack and Stacks. And, to make it even better, you can save 25% to 50% on your purchases when you use the coupons at Coupon Claim.
Get 20% off on bath accessories at The Home Depot. Check out Coupon Claim to find an assortment of coupons and savings codes to make these purchases cost less!
Our homes aren’t the only thing that require frequent cleaning—don’t forget vehicle maintenance, as well. Here are some money saving coupon codes from Advanced Auto Parts that can lower the cost of taking care of your wheels as well as your home.
Save $1.00/2 Clorox Clean Up Products
Printable coupons on household cleaning items
Don’t just clean your home, help it smell fantastic when use the Febreze product line (www.newfebreze.com/coupons/). Sign up for their coupons to make the savings even sweeter!
Freebies of the Week:
Free Coupon Booklet: Get a free coupon booklet with over $35 in savings from Home Made Simple.
Go to Downy’s Facebook page and print out your coupon for a free sample of Downy Fabric Softener. https://www.facebook.com/downy
After a day of housework, treat yourself to something special. Go to the Bath & Body Work’s FB page to get your free sample of their newest fragrance, Burberry , then treat yourself to a free meal at Panda Express.
Shallow Pocket Tips:
Housekeeping doesn’t have to be an all-day process with multi-step jobs performed with expensive cleaners. Here are a few money saving-and perhaps even time saving tips to help make keeping house more manageable.
De-clog drains by pouring ½ cup of baking soda down the drain followed by 1 cup of white vinegar. This will clean up any build up and if done monthly, can prevent the need for buying Drano or similar products.
A solution of vinegar and water (equal parts) and newspapers rather than paper towels will make windows and mirrors shine and are eco-friendly to boot!
Clean your bathtub by filling with hot water and pouring in a lid of laundry detergent. Let sit for about an hour then drain tub. Then just wipe down with a sponge.
Use baking soda to deodorize carpets. Sprinkle on the floors, let sit 5-10 minutes then vacuum as normal.
Spot cleaning carpets can be done with white vinegar. Pour (or spray) on the problem area, let sit a minute or two and scrub with a brush or cloth. Save wear and tear on your carpets by establishing a “no shoes” rule in the house.
Rather than buying pricey air fresheners, create your own by simmering citrus (orange or lemon are best) cinnamon and cloves in a pan of water. You can tweak the scents to you mood by using lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, vanilla extract or other oils and flowers.
Perhaps the most important way to get housework done and keep the house looking great is to teach your family to help. Children should be taught to and expected, to keep the rooms picked up, beds made and laundry properly taken care of; spouses should also help. There is no reason for one person to do all the housework! By teaching children how to maintain a home, you are preparing them for the future—after all, you don’t want to be cleaning their homes for them one day!
At Coupon Claim, we want to help you save money wherever and whenever possible. That is why we scour the Web to find the latest and best deals for saving money. Of course, if you have any money saving tips, ideas, jokes, recipes or even questions, we would love to for you to share them with us here or at Coupon Claim on Facebook . In addition, if you haven’t read our recent posts, be sure to take some to visit the weekly Coupon Claim blog post.
Wishing you all the best,
–Mo and Z