When was the last time you cleaned your windows? You’d be surprised just how big of a difference it can make on your home!
After all, dust and dirt are not exactly sightly. But wait—what’s the best way to clean them?
As it turns out, there’s more than one way to clean your windows. For instance, you can use commercial products. While effective, however, they’re not always ideal.
For one thing, they contain many chemicals that can compromise your air quality. The better solution? Natural window cleaners.
Need some ideas on what to use? We’ve compiled a few DIY recipes below. Keep reading to learn more!
Using Natural Window Cleaners: 5 Options for Sparkling Windows
Want to brighten up your home? Here are a few ways to get sparkling clean windows.
Vinegar is more than just a condiment—it can also be used to clean windows!
Combine two cups of filtered water with two tablespoons of vinegar in a spray bottle. If you want, you can add a few drops of essential oil—that will help to cut the vinegar smell.
Spray the mixture onto a microfiber cloth and use it to wipe your windows. You won’t have to worry about it leaving any streak marks.
2. Ammonia and Cornstarch
Ammonia is great in that it easily cuts through dirt and fingerprints. It’s also affordable!
Mix one cup of ammonia with three cups of water. Next, add in two tablespoons of cornstarch. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle when you’re finished.
Wet the window with the ammonia mixture before wiping it down with a microfiber cloth. Make sure to do so one direction—that will help to prevent streaks.
3. Vinegar and Rubbing Alcohol
We mentioned this earlier but vinegar is a powerful cleaning agent. But did you know that you can also mix it with rubbing alcohol?
Combine one cup of water with one cup of rubbing alcohol. Add in two tablespoons of white vinegar and mix.
Pour the solution into a spray bottle. Use it to wet the windows before cleaning with a microfiber cloth.
4. Lemon Juice
Believe it or not but you can actually clean your windows with lemon juice! Chemically, it is very similar to vinegar—that is, its acidic nature allows it to easily cut through grease.
Mix four cups of warm water with one tablespoon of lemon juice. Pour the liquid into a spray bottle; shake to mix.
Apply the spray to your windows and wipe dry with a microfiber cloth.
5. Vinegar and Dish Detergent
Dish detergent is not just for dishes, it’s great for windows too!
Combine two cups of water with 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of dish detergent. Pour the soapy mixture into a spray bottle and use as you would with any other window washing solution.
When you’re finished, rinse the detergent off with clean water and wipe dry.
Getting Your Windows Sparkling Clean
And there we have it—five natural window cleaners that will freshen up your home. Which DIY recipe will you be trying?
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