Here's an easy way to stretch your cleaning-supply dollars. When adding detergent to your washing machine, or dishwasher, don't feel the need to add the full "recommended" amount. Keep in mind, that the folks that make those cleaners want you to use it up just as quickly as possible so you'll be buying more soon. I've found that most often I can use less and still get things clean. A while back I even read a WFMW tip that said that using less detergent in your washer can prolong it's life!
I also apply this when I'm mixing up a bucket of water for mopping or cleaning up around the house.
You might need to try a little trial & error to determine just the right amount for you as your water's mineral content can affect how well some cleaners work.
Having to buy less cleaning supplies (that stuff is expensive!) - works for me...everyday!
Check out all the other WFMW tips.
And don't forget that today is the day that we're going to "bless Heather's socks off!" Please go by BooMama's for all the details. Let's show Heather a lot of love.