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The Best Window Cleaner

The Best Window Cleaner

A little dab of this and that from your kitchen cupboard will provide you with the best window cleaner!

Around Earth Day 1990, many newspapers offered recipes for non-toxic cleaning with the basics we all have in our kitchen cupboards, and the recipe was just plain vinegar and water with the option of drying the windows with old newspapers.

People by the thousands tried this but ended up swearing off cleaning with homemade recipes because the formula left streaks on their windows. Unfortunately, the commercial products they had used for so many years had left a wax buildup and vinegar alone wouldn’t do the job of removing the residue.

The good news though: Adding a dab of dish soap to the vinegar and water will remove the buildup.

THE BEST WINDOW CLEANER
Make a great all-purpose window cleaner by combining 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent, and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake to blend and spray on your windows!

Here are 9 other great uses for vinegar in the home!

Read more: Home, Non-Toxic Cleaning

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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10:03AM PDT on Aug 9, 2015

Maybe I did something wrong because this works like crap. My elderly neighbor swears by vinegar so I thought I'd give it a try.I think I'll go back to using chemicals.

10:03AM PDT on Aug 9, 2015

Maybe I did something wrong because this works like crap. My elderly neighbor swears by vinegar so I thought I'd give it a try.I think I'll go back to using chemicals.

10:02AM PDT on Aug 9, 2015

Maybe I did something wrong because this works like crap. My elderly neighbor swears by vinegar so I thought I'd give it a try.I think I'll go back to using chemicals.

10:02AM PDT on Aug 9, 2015

Maybe I did something wrong because this works like crap. My elderly neighbor swears by vinegar so I thought I'd give it a try.I think I'll go back to using chemicals.

10:02AM PDT on Aug 9, 2015

Maybe I did something wrong because this works like crap. My elderly neighbor swears by vinegar so I thought I'd give it a try.I think I'll go back to using chemicals.

3:23AM PDT on Mar 20, 2015

That's how I clean windows and I want to assure all the other readers that this actually works! I can't understand why people use all these chemical products when there are cheaper green alternatives. our website

9:28AM PST on Jan 7, 2015

If we could only be a chemical free society.

12:49AM PST on Dec 25, 2014

Ty

12:48AM PST on Dec 25, 2014

Ty

12:47AM PST on Dec 25, 2014

Ty

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