Video: 10 Household Products You Never Need to Buy

Video: 10 Household Products You Never Need to Buy

Homeownership brings a lot of hidden costs, especially when it comes to the daily cleaning and maintenance that's required to keep a tidy house. Just walk down the cleaning aisle in any big box store and you'll find dedicated cleansers and whatsits for every type of surface and corner of your home-and all those little conveniences add up to big bucks. Before you throw away your hard-earned cash on single-purpose cleansers and organizers, search your home to see if you already have the materials needed to make your own DIY version.

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