I know that we have a consumer's report thread and this may belong there, but instead of buying an item for a specific use, has anyone come up with a way to do it cheaper and/or easier?
I have found that a 50/50 mixture of rubbing alcohol and peroxide make a great stain remover.
Vagisil, yes, I know..ewww, but it makes a great face cream. Especially for those who have really dry skin. My skin is not necessarily dry, but I have shelved my expensive Oil of Olay Regenerist in favor of the benefits of the Vagisil.
Vinegar and warm water really cleans your linoleum floor. Straight vinegar really cleans stainless steel and windows.
Washing your dog with regular dish soap will kill the fleas on contact.
Anyone have anything else they have come up with?