Our new house has windows on top of windows on top of windows, as well as three sets of sliding glass doors. End result: tons of natural light, which I love. Only downside: it’s a ridiculous amount of window to clean.
Mostly, I don’t lose sleep over it and they stay smudgy, and we somehow manage to live a happy life. But when I do get my act together and clean them, I want to use a natural cleaner. We have a 10 month old who is pulling up to stand and loves to stare out the windows. And since she’s 10 months old, she’s very likely going to lick those windows. And if someone is going to be making out with my windows, I don’t want them to be coated in cleaner chemicals.
Enter homemade window cleaner. I shamelessly benefited from a test Crunchy Betty did earlier this year. She made 4 different homemade glass cleaners, and declared a winner. It’s so easy to make, and cleans really well. Plus, no icky ingredients.
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 Tbs. corn starch
Combine everything in a spray bottle (an old windex bottle will do). Shake to combine, and use as you would store bought cleaner. Each time you use it, you’ll have to shake it again to reincorporate the corn starch, as it will sink to the bottle of the bottle.
Happy window cleaning!