There is money to be saved at the checkout if you make your own cleaning products. Here are some recipes to try.
1.5 litres water
1 bar of laundry soap, grated
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax
Put water and grated soap in a large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until dissolved completely. Add the washing soda and borax. Stir until thickened and remove from heat. Pour mixture into a bucket and fill with hot water from the tap. Stir to combine. Using a funnel, pour the mixture into plastic containers. This recipe makes 9 – 10 litres. Use 1/2 – 1 cup per load.
Mix together 1/2 cup of home made liquid laundry detergent and 1/2 cup bicarbonate of soda.
I find the vinegar in this cleaner quite pungent. Be sure to keep the bathroom well ventilated when you are using it.
1 cup white vinegar
1 Tbs cornflour
2 Tbs dishwashing liquid
Combine vinegar and cornflour and gently heat, whisking. Allow to cool a bit, add dishwash liquid and mix well. Pour into a spray bottle. Spray over tiles and wipe off with a soft cloth and water.