Sorry, Costco, we're ordering these online.
When it comes to buying cleaning supplies—think multi-purpose cleaning sprays and dishwashing detergent pods—it often pays to buy in bulk. But while shopping for bulk cleaning products can save you money in the long run, lugging heavy bottles of cleaning solution to your car can cause back pain in the short term. If you want to skip the trip to the big box store and avoid carrying it all home, order some of the heavier items on Amazon and they'll show up right on your doorstep, no trek through the parking lot necessary. Then, throw in some lighter items that are amazing deals, and your cleaning supplies cabinet will be fully stocked with minimal effort.
Trash Can Liners
A single trash can liner feels light as a feather, but the second you go to pick up a bulk box, you remember just how heavy 200 liners can be (13.8 pounds to be exact). Save the weights for the gym, and get the liners delivered to your door instead.
To buy: $27 for 60 liners, $61 for 200 liners, amazon.com.
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
Dishwashing Detergent Pods
We've all been there: you're loading the dishwasher late at night, only to realize you're fresh out of detergent. Order a giant container of 78, 156, or 312 pods, and you won't have to worry about running out anytime soon.
To buy: $16 for 78, amazon.com.
Hand Soap Refill (in Your Favorite Scent)
Hand soap is one of those household essentials that should always be bought in bulk—especially if there's a particular scent you buy every time. Not only will it save you a trip to the store the next time you run out, but it will keep a couple plastic bottles from ending up in the landfill.
To buy: $20 for 2 33-ounce packs, amazon.com.
Car Guys Cleaning Spray
Once you're stocked up on home cleaning supplies, consider other spaces that could use a spruce-up, like your car. This all-purpose cleaning spray was formulated to work on a wide variety of surfaces, from leather seats to fabric upholstery, so you only need one product to get your car sparkling clean. Plus, it tackles everything from bird poop to tree sap, so it's a great multitasker to have on hand in your garage.
To buy: $17 for 18-ounce or $45 for 1-gallon, amazon.com.
Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
While you're shopping for heavy cleaning supplies you'd prefer not to lug home, go ahead and throw a few other essentials into your virtual cart. If you're trying to cut down on your paper towel habit, these miraculous microfiber cloths work so well you'll never miss the disposable ones. And when they get dirty, just throw the whole set into the washing machine to refresh them. With a 24-pack priced at just $12 and a 36-pack for $18, each cloth costs just 50 cents.
To buy: $12 for 24 cloths, amazon.com.
Let's face it, most of us don't replace our kitchen sponges often enough. Experts recommend tossing out kitchen sponges after about one week of use, but most of us probably hang on to ours for week two or three. To keep kitchen bacteria at bay, stock up on a 12-pack of sponges so you never have an excuse to keep a dingy sponge.
To buy: $13 for 12 sponges, amazon.com.