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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.

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, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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12:48AM PDT on Aug 29, 2014

Vinegar can also be used to clean the toilet, with baking soda.

12:47AM PDT on Aug 29, 2014

One method used in our house is meths in water and old newspapers. But I hate it and prefer conventional glass cleaner.

9:23AM PDT on Aug 20, 2014

I use only vinegar and water...

6:18AM PDT on Aug 20, 2014

I found that using newspapers to clean windows left black smudges from newsprint on my white window frames. It was much harder to clean that off than just using towels or paper towels to wipe windows. No more newspapers for me.

2:38AM PDT on Aug 17, 2014


11:20PM PDT on Aug 16, 2014

Thank you :)

3:36AM PDT on Aug 16, 2014


11:59PM PDT on Aug 15, 2014

To much promotion in here... :)

11:58PM PDT on Aug 15, 2014

I use to spit on them and clean them with my sleeves :)

6:37AM PDT on Aug 15, 2014

For our home and our homeland

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