How to Clean Your House for Less Than a Pound

Who’d have thought the stuff you splash on your chips would be a natural and eco-friendly house cleaner? What is it? Vinegar! And you can clean a whole house for less than £1 with a bottle of malt vinegar (clear). So here are a few handy tips…

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Use a mix of 50-50 water and vinegar to wipe out spills in your fridge. You definitely don’t want to be using nasty chemicals around your food and this is a safe product that won’t harm your culinary delights.

Chopping boards

Spray vinegar straight onto the chopping board and then rinse.


Place a bowl with a cup of water and a cup of vinegar in the microwave and microwave for 2 minutes. Then wipe away the stains with ease.


There is nothing worse than a discoloured toilet. So this is our 4th tip in how to clean your house for less than a pound- pour a cup of vinegar down the toilet, let it sit overnight. In the morning sprinkle with baking soda, scrub and flush.

Fabric Softener

Use a cup of vinegar instead of the regular fabric softener.

Wood Furniture

Mix together 1 cup of olive oil, ¼ cup vinegar and a few drops of essential oil or lemon drops. Rub the mixture into the wood and it will help to condition and clean the furniture. Polish of with a cloth.

Floor Wash

Clean your wood and laminate floors, use ¼ cup of vinegar in a gallon of warm water, plus a few drops of your favourite essential oil and mop the floor as normal.

All-Purpose Cleaner

The last tip in how to clean your house for less than a pound is- make your own multi-purpose spray. Mix together in a spray bottle 1 cup vinegar, 2 teaspoons borax, 5 drops liquid dish soap, 4 cups hot water, 10 drops tea tree oil, 10 drops of essential oil of your choice.

And there are soooo many other ways you was use vinegar to clean your home- as a disinfectant, freshening up your bed mattress, drains, shower heads.. the list is basically endless! And yes, these are truly the best tips on how to clean your house for less than a pound.