Household cleaners are necessary tools in the battle against grime, but germophobia doesn’t come cheap. Purchasing even rudimentary cleaning supplies rapidly adds up over time. According to a survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spent an average of $645 per year on housekeeping supplies between 2013 and 2014. If you’re looking to save rather than spend this year, these 10 DIY household cleaners are economical and, most importantly, effective at mess management.
When stay-at-home mother of two Jontal Corley came across a matching set of old padded chairs, she knew that they could be upcycled into art-deco-inspired works of art. Click through the gallery to see the step-by-step process and how she did it -- all for less than $50!