Thursday, March 10, 2011

Window Cleaner

Slow week on the blog front!

Years ago I just happen to be at my mom's house when some guy came over to clean her windows. I got to talking to him, and asked him what he was using to clean with. He said he was using a mixture of water and liquid Dawn soap (the blue kind). He said the key was not to use Windex, or any commercial window cleaner, because it leaves a build-up on the glass.  He was getting them streak free with what seemed like little effort. I used it for years, until I came across this mixture:

2 cups water
1/4 cup vinegar
1.5 t corn starch
Use a little funnel to add the corn starch to the spray bottle, then add liquids. Shake well before each use.

It works great! I clean all of our glass and mirrors with it. I love how cheap it is and it does not take a lot of elbow grease. I tried using it with paper towels (total waste of money) but it streaked just a little bit. I then used a terry cloth cleaning towel and it worked fine, but even better if you use microfiber towels. I found a package of 35 at Costco on coupon for $11.00. They wash up great and that one package should last me for years.


  1. you are a clean freak so it has to work. I am going to try it. windex is expensive. Lisa

  2. Great idea, I had heard vinegar worked great on glass. Bob used to put it in the dishwasher on the rinse cycle til the dishwasher broke and when we got a new one it said Never to do that, that it freezes up the gears. Trust me to learn the hard way. ...j

  3. Hello. My name is Carley and I saw your window cleaner. I used it and it works so good. Thank you. ;-)-