Leaving aside the vexed question of food shopping for a while I was having a play on Google last night and I checked out frugal cleaning. I loathe housework and I’m not very good at it. As far as I am concerned good enough is good enough.
Anyway, I usually use whatever basic multi purpose cleaner is on offer at whatever store I am at and I find that Asda sells its Smartprice stuff at 25p a litre. Now I’m stingy and I use exactly one capful of product in a bucket of water and so I checked how much I use. 28ml. Call it 30ml.
Frugality sites suggest cleaning with vinegar, so I checked out white vinegar. Asda have it at 77.5p per litre. There’s nowhere that I know of which is local to me selling it cheaper. That is a considerable price difference and the various websites also suggest half a cupful in a gallon of water – a lot bigger dose than I use of multi purpose cleaner. I accept that vinegar may be cheaper than sloshing premium products around but I’m happy with the cheapo stuff.
But as I said, good enough is good enough.