I am always tinkering with homemade ways to clean my home. I don’t like the expense and chemical overload associated with conventional cleaners, so more often than not I turn to old-fashioned staples like white vinegar and baking soda to get a job done. For a while now I’ve wanted to make a homemade cleaner for windows, glass and mirrors. A quick internet search offered hundreds of recipes, but I thought there had to be an easier method…
So, I filled an empty spray bottle with plain white vinegar, sprayed some on our bathroom mirror and wiped. At first, it seemed like the vinegar would leave streaks. But, within a few seconds it dried, leaving behind nothing but a clean mirror. Success!
Check out the yuckiness it picked up from a big window I had neglected to clean all winter:
For wiping, I don’t use paper towels – I don’t keep paper towels in the house because they are beyond wasteful and entirely unnecessary. To clean windows and glass I use a resuable Method brand shammy I bought at Target several years ago. I’ve heard old cloth diapers work well, too.
The best part about this homemade, healthy and inexpensive window and glass cleaner? Its safe enough for my daughter to use. Cleaning mirrors might be a mundane chore for me, but for her it is an absolute thrill!
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