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Stop overpaying for household essentials you can make yourself—using things you already have around the house!

Homeownership brings a lot of hidden costs, especially when it comes to the daily cleaning and maintenance that’s required to keep a tidy house. Just walk down the cleaning aisle in any big box store and you’ll find dedicated cleansers and whatsits for every type of surface and corner of your home—and all those little conveniences add up to big bucks. Before you throw away your hard-earned cash on single-purpose cleansers and organizers, search your home to see if you already have the materials needed to make your own DIY version.

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