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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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3:08AM PDT on Oct 21, 2014

Will definitely try this. Thanks

6:17PM PDT on Oct 20, 2014

Vinegar is a good remedy but the mixture with soap is a really good combo. I actually use a prototype technology that just charges water with electricity and uses that to remove dust and spots. It works really well but sometimes you have to resort to older methods to clean your windows well.

9:27AM PDT on Oct 18, 2014

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4:16PM PDT on Oct 15, 2014

Yhank you for posting this useful information.

7:49AM PDT on Oct 7, 2014

Very useful to know, thanks!

7:04AM PDT on Oct 5, 2014

Good information about Vinegar will try that next time I clean the windows I usually use sprit that one puts to heat fondue

5:20AM PDT on Oct 5, 2014

thanks

7:34AM PDT on Sep 24, 2014

Good cheap recipe that works. thanks.

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3:59PM PDT on Sep 15, 2014

Worth a try!

12:22AM PDT on Sep 14, 2014

Interesting article, thank you

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