Cleaning with Soda Crystals


Soda Crystals are a staple in my cleaning cupboard, they are cheap, effective and better for the planet than many other cleaning products as they are 100% biodegradable. Here are my top thrifty tips for cleaning with soda crystals. 1. Clean drains and sinks Pop 3-4 tbsp of soda crystals down your plug holes (followed […]

What not to clean with vinegar

what you shouldn't clean with vinegar

Vinegar is a useful and thrifty product to have in your home for the purposes of cleaning but there are some items and surfaces which should not be cleaned with vinegar – What not to clean with vinegar Granite/Marble/Quartz The first thing the guy who fitted our quartz kitchen worktops said to me after I […]

5 ways to reuse dryer sheets + one more tip

ways to reuse dryer sheets

I can’t ever remember having bought dryer sheets and yet there they are in my utility room and I’ve refused to use them for years and years because they seem so wasteful. That is until my friend Andrea told me about the ways she reuses them after they’ve had a spin in her tumble dryer. […]

Homemade cleaning recipes

Spring is in the air so I’m going to share some of my favourite cleaning recipes over the next few weeks to help you get in the mood for spring cleaning without spending too much money. First up a really easy one – furniture polish. Perfect for buffing wood to a polished and healthy shine. […]

Homemade Oven Cleaner


As with most homemade cleaners, oven cleaner is simple and easy and not to mention thrifty. That’s how we like it to be here at A Thrifty Mrs – simple, easy and thrifty. Or is that just a description of me? Homemade Oven Cleaner Here are two options for homemade oven cleaning options:   1. […]