Frugal homemakers who think creatively have come up with homemade versions of just about any cleaning product imaginable. Laundry soap, fabric softener, carpet freshener, and more are regularly being made from “scratch”, saving hundreds of dollars per household.
This cleaner is by far my favorite. It came to me from a dear friend who has a house cleaning business. I make it by the gallon and give it as gifts to women who then BEG for the instructions.
This is better than anything commercial for windows, and is also excellent for walls, woodwork, floors, and spot-cleaning carpet and upholstery (test a hidden spot for colorfastness first.)
You will need:
- An empty gallon jug
- 2/3 to 3/4 gallon of water
- 1 pint alcohol (your basic “rubbing alcohol”, labeled 70%)
- ½ cup ammonia
- 1 teaspoon “Dawn” liquid dish soap (not automatic-dishwasher type)