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Windows and Doors > Window Cleaner

Canada Dry Club Soda. To clean windows, fill a trigger- spray bottle with Canada Dry Club Soda and wipe with a soft, dry cloth.

Cascade. To clean grease and grime from windows, dissolve two tablespoons Cascade dishwasher detergent in a bucket of hot water. Use a clean mop dipped in the solution to wash the windows outside. Rinse with water from a hose. The surfactants in Cascade let the windows dry without leaving behind streaks or spots.

Downy Fabric Softener. Mix one-third cup Downy Fabric Softener and one gallon water, fill a trigger-spray bottle with the solution, spray a two-foot square section of the window, wait ten seconds, and buff dry with a crumpled-up sheet of newspaper.

Heinz ‘White Vinegar. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle with one cup Heinz White Vinegar and one cup water. Spray the solution on the glass and wipe with a crumpled-up sheet of newspaper.

Jet-Dry. To clean windows, fill a clean, empty sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle with water, add one tablespoon Jet-Dry, and shake well. Spray glass and wipe with a crumpled-up sheet of newspaper.

Kingsford’s Corn Starch and Dawn Dishwashing Liquid. To make a powerful window cleanser, mix one teaspoon Kings- ford’s Corn Starch and one teaspoon Dawn Dishwashing Liquid in a gallon of water. Saturate a clean cloth with the sudsy water, wash the window with it, and dry with a clean cloth. The cornstarch prevents streaks.

Kingsford’s Corn Starch, Heinz White Vinegar, and Par sons’ Ammonia. In a bucket, mix together two tablespoons Kingsford’s Corn Starch, one-half cup Heinz White Vinegar, one-half cup Parsons’ Ammonia, and one gallon warm water. Saturate a clean cloth with the milky solution, wash the window with it, and dry with a clean cloth. The cornstarch pre vents streaks.

L’eggs Sheer Energy Panty Hose. To clean windows, use a clean, used, balled-up pair of L’eggs Sheer Energy Panty Hose.

McCormick Cream of Tartar. Dissolve one teaspoon McCormick Cream of Tartar in two cups of water in a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle, spray the solution on windows, and wipe with a crumpled-up sheet of newspaper.

Mr. Coffee Filters. Clean windows with Mr. Coffee Filters, made from 100 percent virgin paper that doesn’t leave any lint behind.

Mrs. Stewart’s Liquid Bluing. Add a few drops of Mrs. Stew art’s Liquid Bluing in a bucket of water and use the solution to clean a window.

Pledge. To keep windows shiny and clean, spray the glass with Pledge furniture polish and buff with a clean cloth.

Rain-X. Treating the windows on your house with Rain-X prevents dirt and grime from adhering to the glass.

Smirnoff Vodka and Dawn Dishwashing Liquid. Fill a sixteen- ounce trigger-spray bottle with one cup Smirnoff Vodka and one cup water, add a couple of drops of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, and shake well to make a first-rate window cleanser.

20 Mule Team Borax and Parsons’ Ammonia. To make an effective window cleanser, mix one-quarter cup 20 Mule Team Borax, one-half cup Parsons’ Ammonia, and two gallons water.

USA Today. Use crumpled-up pages of USA Today and any glass cleanser listed in this section to clean windows without leaving behind unsightly streaks.

 

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