There is no need to splash out a fortune on household names for dishwasher tablets, floor wipes and furniture polish when cheaper versions get the job done just as well
Sometimes elbow grease isn’t enough to achieve the sparkle and shine a home really needs.
But if rising prices in supermarkets are putting you off spending money on cleaning products, you could always swap big brand names for own labels to save cash.
There’s no need to splash out a fortune on household names for dishwasher tablets, floor wipes and furniture polish when cheaper versions get the job done just as well.
Here’s how to make the family budget stretch further with 12 easy switch-and-save ideas that will cut costs without anyone noticing your sweeping changes.
All prices correct at time of publishing
SWITCH The Original Wood Silk wood furniture polish (250ml), £1.50 FOR Furniture polish with beeswax (300ml), 65p, Sainsbury’s SAVE: 85p
SWITCH Method French Lavender multi-surface cleaner (828ml), £2.80 FOR Eco rhubarb antibacterial multi-surface spray, £1.50, Morrisons SAVE: £1.30
SWITCH Mr Muscle Platinum shower shine (750ml), £3 FOR Essential daily shower shine (750ml), £1, Waitrose SAVE: £2
SWITCH Domestos citrus fresh bleach (750ml), £1 FOR Power Force citrus fresh bleach (750ml), 49p, Aldi SAVE: 51p
SWITCH Dettol antibacterial floor wipes (10), £2 FOR Antibacterial apple floor wipes (15), £1, Sainsbury’s SAVE: £1
SWITCH Lenor Ocean Escape fabric conditioner (1.82 litres), £3.25 FOR Spring Fresh fabric conditioner (1.26 litres), £1.35, Tesco SAVE: £1.90
SWITCH Vanish Oxi Action multicolour protect (1kg), £5.50 FOR Oxy Power colours (1kg), £2.75, Tesco SAVE: £2.75
SWITCH Surf Tropical Lily liquid laundry detergent (1.8 litres), £5.50 FOR Tropical liquid laundry detergent (2 litres), £3.70, Asda SAVE: £1.80
SWITCH Ecover pine fresh toilet cleaner (750ml), £1.75 FOR Eco Toilet Cleaner Spearmint (750ml), £1, Morrisons SAVE: 75p
SWITCH Mr Muscle drain gel (500ml), £4 FOR Drain unblocker gel (500ml), £1.97, Asda SAVE: £2.03
SWITCH Fairy All-in-One dishwasher tablets (29), £5 FOR W5 All-in-1 dishwasher tablets (40), £2.99, Lidl SAVE: £2.01
SWITCH Fairy Platinum quick wash original washing-up liquid (340ml), £1.50 FOR W5 Platinum washing-up liquid (500ml), 79p, Lidl SAVE: 71p