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By March 30, 2012 Read More →

Make Your Own Window Cleaner

Having a clean house can be expensive!  Add up the bathroom, kitchen, windows, floors, and laundry…and before you know it, you have spent $50 just for the “privilege” of doing housework!

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)
Hint:  Fill the empty gallon jug 2/3 or 3/4 full with water first, add the other ingredients, then gently finish filling with water.  (Otherwise, you’ll just have bubbles so thick you won’t be able to add the water without cascading foamy bubbles!!)


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  1. tacfall says:

    More!

  2. Kris Watson says:

    I keep a resource center online which has information and links to information with regard to doing things less commercially. Here is a direct link to more like this one. http://heritageskills.blogspot.com/2011/10/frugal-household-and-hygiene-tips.html

    While you are there, look around. There are lots of interesting things to see!