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Name Brand vs. Store Brand Cleaning Supplies

Today I wanted to share an easy way to save money shopping. It's super simple... are you ready?
Instead of reaching for the name brand products you recognize from commercials, try using a store brand. I recently went to Target and purchased a bunch of cleaning supplies that I was running low on.

Would you be surprised if I told you that the up & up brand (Target's store brand) cost about half of what the name brands would have? I knew they would save me money, but I didn't realize it would be that much!

One perk about the up & up brand is that things go on sale often, unlike products at WalMart. Today Target happened to have a Buy-Three-Get-One-Free deal on cleaning supplies. Sweet! 

Here's the breakdown of costs between the name brand products and the up & up equivalent:

I like the up & up brand. Everything I've tried works well and I sure love a good deal.

At our house, we get a lot of clogged drains. I blame old pipes and the fact that I shed. Like a maniac. I wasn't sure how Target's drain pipe opener would work, but it pretty much obliterated those dang hairballs. It was super thick, so it coated the drains and cut through the water. And it was so much cheaper than the name brand! My tub drains so much faster now. Hallelujah!

I don't know why, but one job my kids actually enjoy doing is walking around the house and disinfecting all the doorknobs and light switches. up & up brand wipes are so convenient because the kids don't have to spray any cleaners. I have them do this job about once a month and after someone in the family has been sick. Look at my cute little man so happy to be cleaning:

I'll take it! Now if I could just get him to be this excited about picking up Legos.
Jennifer V.
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