10 Products You Don't need to Buy (because they're already in your home)
We spend loads on all sorts of cleaning, health, and other household products at the store every week, but quite often you can get the same jobs done with less obvious products already in your house. Here are ten of our favorite household stand-ins.
In a lot of cases, it might not necessarily becheaper to use something you already have in the house, but if you're in a bind, any of these will work well—no trip to the store required. Plus, a lot of them get the job done without harsh chemicals or other annoyances, which is a big plus.
Products like Goo Gone are pretty useful, but you can easily get by with a number of things in your kitchen. From hair dryers tovodka, vinegar, and even lighter fluid, you've got more than one way to wash away sticky residue from a surface.
We all have to deal with funky smells every once in a while, but you can remove odors with just about anything, from the usualbaking soda and charcoal to vinegar or even newspaper. And if you've got to de-stink an entire room, why make it smell like Febreeze-y chemicals when you could justthrow some vanilla in the oven and make it smell like fresh baked cookies?