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Let’s Talk Window Cleaning

July 31, 2013

I have to admit, no matter how much time I spend cleaning my home, if the windows are not clean, the rest of the house won’t seem clean either.

Because living an Eco-friendly lifestyle is very important to me, I try to use non-toxic ingredients when cleaning my home and my windows.

iStock_000014073442SmallHere are some recipes to try that will make your windows shine!

1.  Pour hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle and spray.

2.  Add 1 cup white vinegar to 1 1/2 cups rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle.  For tougher window stains, add 2 drops of dish soap to the mix.   The dish soap will remove buildup.

3.  Mix 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap to 2 cups water.  Mix and spray.

4.  To remove dust from screens without removing screens from windows, combine 4 teaspoons baking soda, 4 cups water, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil (peppermint, lavender, cinnamon, clove, etc.).  Spray your screens and watch the dust fall off.

Here’s a helpful tip: When washing windows, I always use a microfiber cloth instead of paper towels because the cloth seems to grab more of the dust from the windows .

Which recipe is your favorite?   Try some and send your comments to us!


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