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Make Your Own Glass & Window Cleaner

Take a trip down the cleaning product aisle in the grocery store. According to all those commercials on TV, you need a separate cleaning product for just about every surface in your home. One to clean windows, one to clean mirrors, another to clean linoleum, another to clean tile.

For the most part, this is simply not true. If you understand the properties of the surface you are cleaning, you can get by with not more than three unique cleaning products.

And better yet, you can make homemade cleaning products to clean just about every surface with the supplies you likely have in your home right now.

Save Money

Making your own cleaning products is smart and frugal. It also saves you time and you'll have an endless supply of cleaning products.

You won't have to run back to the store for that one cleaning product you just ran out of. You can stretch the use of a cleaning product that you have on hand several fold so you wont have to run to the store to get more.

Making your own cleaning products means you will also know exactly what is in them. Natural cleaning products are much more environmentally friendly than the commercial cleaning products at the grocery store.

So stock up on your own cleaning supplies with our own homemade cleaning recipes and solutions and you'll be on your way to having a fresh, totally clean home.

Vinegar and Ammonia

  • 1 qt vinegar
  • 1 cup lemon ammonia
  • 24 oz Windex

Combine these ingredients into an empty one gallon container. Shake to mix, then add water to top it off. Pour into a spray bottle, now you are ready to start washing those windows

Vinegar

Mix in a spray bottle:

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water

Mix water and vinegar together in a spray bottle. You can use this spray to clean your countertops, stove top, as well as the windows and the mirrors.Vinegar is acidic and it will cut grease, dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits. It leaves no residue, is a natural deodorizer and it kills mold and mildew too.

As with any other cleaning product, do not use vinegar on marble or other stone floors. Its acidic nature will damage the surface and actually permanently etch and dissolve the marble floor surface

Rubbing Alcohol

Mix in a spray bottle:

  • 1 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl) evaporates, and leaves no residue. It provides the base for an evaporating glass cleaner that stands strong next to any commercial glass cleaning product. You can use this window cleaning spray recipe to clean not only windows and glass, but mirrors, shine your chrome fixtures, and even on stainless steel.

Ammonia

Mix in a spray bottle:

  • 1 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon clear, non-sudsing ammonia

Ammonia is a strong alkaline. Using this recipe with ammonia is a stronger version of the cleaning recipe that contains vinegar.


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Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Mrs Clean (Corina Wilson) is not only the owner of the company, but a very busy mother of 3 children.

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Mrs Clean realized long ago, that a clean home is a necessity, not a luxury when we are struggling to find the time in our day to cover the very basic levels of work and/or family obligations. The battle seems to never end... (but that's why we're here to help!)

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