Spring has sprung! For many of us, this means we’re dedicating a solid weekend cleaning up after winter. Between the repairs, replacements and intense scrub-down sessions, costs to get organized can quickly add up.
That’s why coupon site PromotionalCodes.com is providing some frugal ideas and extra savings for April spring cleaning, plus a giveaway of a Dirt Devil vacuum, a Target gift card and 3 TurboTax e-files!
Frugal uses for everyday items
Salt. Believe it or not, you can use good old salt to clean up stains on clothing and coffee mugs. To clean clothing, simply stretch the fabric over a bowl, cover with salt and carefully pour boiling water over the salt. For removing coffee residue, rub the inside of the cup with a salted citrus peel.
Olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Combine a ¼ cup of each and you’ll have an all-natural furniture polish. This will make your spring cleaning efforts look even better with home décor that will look like new. Plus, your living room will smell amazing!
Hair dryer. Set your hair dryer to cool and point it on dusty shelves or intricate home décor to blow debris right off. Start from the highest shelf so you can use gravity to your advantage. Unfortunately, a hair dryer won’t accomplish all your vacuuming jobs, so enter to win a Dirt Devil below. (If your floors just can’t wait until April 5, or you only need accessories you can also get 25% off plus 99 cent shipping for all Dirt Devil purchases!)
Dishwasher. Use your dishwasher to get bath accessories to glisten and lighting to be more functional. Wash globe lights and fixtures on the top shelf in the delicate setting to restore original clarity, and shower heads in the pots and pans cycle to get rid of clogs and residue.
Save extra money by de-cluttering
Enable online bill payment. The average household receives about six credit card statements monthly, not including cell phone, utility and cable bills. And according to a recent report by the Internet Innovation Alliance, switching to online bill pay can save you approximately $47 annually since you eliminate postage, check reorder fees and pay-by-phone charges.
Organize food storage. Americans throw away a quarter of the food we buy, which adds up to $2,200 in annual food costs for the average family. How easily we forget about canned soups and leftovers simply because they are stuffed into the back of our pantry or refrigerator. Organizing and labeling food storage will help you reduce over-buying and use items up before they go stale or expire—you can easily find storage containers from Target. For additional Target.com savings, apply a code for $5 off $50 purchase + free shipping.
Shape up your finances and taxes. Whether you’ve been collecting receipts in a top drawer or have several scattered between your wallet and vanity, you may be able to squeeze extra cash out of them for tax purposes. Tax software like TurboTax can help you find extra deductions and credits that you may have missed—like for a new baby in your family! For even less tax clutter, file online and save 10% on TurboTax services plus a free federal e-file on PromotionalCodes.com.
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