Thursday, February 23, 2012

Greenify your window cleaning

When I started using vinegar and water to clean, one of the hardest places to let go of chemicals was windows.  Somehow, Windex seems like it does the job right.  I still have "issues" with my system, and I was excited to see this post at Simple Organic about several different systems.
The Experiment
  1. A vinegar and water mix
  2.  – I chose to use 1/2 water and 1/2 vinegar, which seemed to be the most commonly used ratio.
  3. Alcohol
  4.  – Many actually said they used vodka, but like others, I used 70% Isopropyl rubbing alcohol since it’s much cheaper.
  5. Cleaning mix
  6.  – 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and 1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol.
  7. Norwex polishing cloth
  8.  – granted, this isn’t a homemade option, but you only use water with the cloth.
  9. Newspaper and vinegar
  10.  – I’ve always been told that newspaper does a great job and had never tried it.
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 Currently, I don't use any of those mixes!  I use a microfiber cloth with a mix of water, vinegar and a dash of Castille Soap.  Typically it doesn't cause too many problems, but it seems to take FOREVER to wipe it clean without streaks.  I'm thinking I'll try one of the better options that she found.  Can't hurt, right?

1 comment:

  1. Try using newspaper instead of cloth (like the ads you get in the mail). It doesn't leave streaks!