Cleaning products you can get own-brand equivalents for and save money

There’s no need to spend a fortune on household names for dishwasher tablets, floor wipes and furniture polish when the cheaper versions do the job just as well.

Swapping big brands for clean labels can help you save money

Sometimes elbow grease just isn’t enough to get the shine and shine a home really needs.

But if rising supermarket prices are keeping you from spending money on cleaning products, you can always swap big name brands for clean labels to save money.

There’s no need to spend a fortune on household names for dishwasher tablets, floor wipes and furniture polish when cheaper versions do the job just as well.

Here’s how to stretch the family budget further with 12 simple trading and saving ideas that will cut costs without anyone noticing your drastic changes.

All prices correct at time of publication






Sainsbury’s furniture polish with beeswax costs 65p

LIGHT SWITCH The Original Wood Silk Wood Furniture Polish (250ml), £1.50 FOR Beeswax Furniture Polish (300ml), 65p, Sainsbury’s SAVE: 85p

LIGHT SWITCH Method French Lavender Multi-Surface Cleaner (828ml), £2.80 FOR Eco-Friendly Rhubarb Antibacterial Multi-Surface Spray, £1.50, Morrisons SAVE: £1.30

LIGHT SWITCH Mr Muscle Platinum Shower Burst (750ml), £3 FOR Essential daily shine for the shower (750ml), £1, Waitrose SAVE: £2

LIGHT SWITCH Domestos Fresh Citrus Bleach (750ml), £1 FOR Power Force Fresh Citrus Bleach (750ml), 49p, Aldi SAVE: 51p






Aldi’s Power Force Citrus Fresh Bleach costs 49p

LIGHT SWITCH Dettol Antibacterial Wipes (10), £2 FOR Apple Antibacterial Floor Wipes (15), £1, Sainsbury’s SAVE: £1

LIGHT SWITCH Lenor Ocean Escape fabric softener (1.82 litres), £3.25 FOR Spring Fresh fabric softener (1.26 litres), £1.35, Tesco SAVE: £1.90

LIGHT SWITCH Vanish Oxi Action Multicolor Protection (1kg), £5.50 FOR Oxy Power Colors (1kg), £2.75, Tesco SAVE: £2.75






Ecover Fresh Pine Toilet Cleaner costs £1.75 – but there are cheaper versions

LIGHT SWITCH Surf Tropical Lily Liquid Laundry Detergent (1.8 litres), £5.50 FOR Tropical Liquid Laundry Detergent (2 litres), £3.70, Asda SAVE: £1.80

LIGHT SWITCH Ecover Pine Fresh Toilet Cleaner (750ml), £1.75 FOR Green mint toilet cleaner (750ml), £1, Morrisons SAVE: 75p

LIGHT SWITCH Mr Muscle Draining Gel (500ml), £4 FOR Drain Opener Gel (500ml), £1.97, Asda SAVE: £2.03






W5 all-in-one dishwasher tablets cost £2.99

LIGHT SWITCH Fairy All-in-One Dishwasher Tablets (29), £5 FOR W5 all-in-1 dishwasher tablets (40), £2.99, Lidl SAVE: £2.01

LIGHT SWITCH Original Fairy Platinum Quick Wash dishwashing liquid (340ml), £1.50 FOR Dishwashing liquid W5 Platinum (500ml), 79p, Lidl SAVE: 71p

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