Save Money with These Four Alternative Ways To Clean Windows

How to Save money on window cleaning

While the most convenient means of making your windows squeaky clean is by using a commercial cleaner, there are still other options that can either save you some cash or spare you some help whenever you ran out of that cleaning liquid from the market.

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In this article, we’ve listed four alternatives we can easily find in our pantries. There are many tips available for different cleaning methods. If you are interested in other methods of natural cleaning like furniture cleaning, carpet cleaning, floor washing and hard wood floor waxing and polishing and how to clean new blinds and shades in the home then read my blog for more ideas on how to best clean your home using natural products.

1. Vinegar

If you would like to remove the entire residue left on your windows by other cleaning agents, use half a teaspoon of liquid soap and quarter cup of white vinegar mixed with two cups of water in a spray bottle. Splash some on your windows then wipe off.

You can also skip the soap during regular window cleaning, leaving a vinegar and water mixture. For notably dirty windows, try boiling white vinegar then use it without water or soap when removing tough stains and dirt.

2. Ammonia

If you want something more potent in cleaning than vinegar, go for ammonia, which is an active ingredient in commercial window cleaners. Mix one tablespoon for every gallon of water. Use a spray bottle for easy application.

3. Lemon

If you want to remove tough stains on smaller windows but don’t have ammonia handy, use some lemon. Slice a fruit and remove all the seeds. Then scrub it directly to the dirty spots in a circular motion.

4. Rubbing Alcohol for Small Areas

Heads up, this is only cost-efficient when working with smaller window areas or for stubborn stains, dirt, or paint. Use rubbing alcohol on the target area and wipe it with a lint-free cloth.

Having clean windows doesn’t have to be expensive. You can always try these options whenever you run out of your commercial cleaner. Go natural, save money, and conserve water.