WHO KNEW you could save money and the environment while cleaning your home too?

Well, a home decor and DIY expert, who goes simply by Aileen, has shared a video explaining the three things you should replace in your home to save you money and prevent waste.


Rather than buying endless rolls of paper towels, the expert recommended replacing them with washable cloths.

Buying a few reusable rags is much cheaper than throwing a pack of paper towels in your cart every week.

Besides being more affordable, the expert claimed using washable cloths is also a lot less wasteful, as you can just throw them in the wash and use them again.


Plastic one-use soaps are a thing of the past.

The home decor expert said to buy a reusable soap dispenser, which can cost as little as $5, and fill it with soap each time it runs out.

She recommended buying cleaning products, especially dish and hand soaps, in bulk as it's much cheaper, especially if you're shopping for the off brands.

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Not only are you saving money this way, but you're being less wasteful to the environment, all while getting to display a much nicer soap dispenser.


Finally, she said to check when your electricity's off-peak times are before throwing in a load of laundry.

Though you're not physically replacing something here, you're replacing the time in which you do laundry with the electric company's "off-peak" schedule.

Cleaning hacks and tips

Here are some tips to help you when you clean your home next:

  • How to clean your shower to ensure it's always sparkling
  • What to do to get rid of nasty odors in your home
  • Here's how to get your home smelling like fresh laundry
  • You're cleaning your pots and pans all wrong – here's a trick to remove the residue
  • These are five hacks to ensure your kitchen is spotless
  • What you need to know when cleaning your bathroom
  • This trick will ensure your washing machine is clean and smells great
  • This cheap, easy trick will remove your mold from grout without scrubbing
  • These simple items will make your carpet clean and look brand new
  • This 'lazy' hack will ensure your oven is clean for pennies

Many users were confused about what "off-peak times" meant, and she explained that you can call your electric company or check their website to find out when the cheapest times to use electricity is.

She said that during these off-peak times, you should do the dishes, run the laundry, and charge an electric car if you have one.

To save water and energy when running your dishwasher, one cleaning expert said to always run your load on eco or air dry mode.

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