Eco-Friendly Ways To Keep Your Windows Clean
Window cleaning around the house uses harmful chemicals that could put your family and pets at risk.
Instead of using harmful cleaning products, there are many eco-friendly cleaning solutions to keep your home’s windows looking its best. Many of them are easy to find and some can already be found sitting in your refrigerator or kitchen cupboard.
Even the best conventional window cleaning solutions leave streaks and residue. Vinegar, when used in the right quantities, can get your windows sparkling and leave you with a crystal-clear, streak-free finish.
Simply mix two tablespoons of white vinegar into a gallon of water, and pour into a spray bottle. Spray onto your windows, and remove using a newspaper instead of paper towels which leave streaks behind.
It’s amazing how a product designed to clean one thing can work so well on other things too. Washing soda is no exception, and used in a mild solution, can bring back the shine and sparkle to windows, wall tiles, and even car windscreens.
You don’t need any special window cleaning tools; simply spray the solution directly onto your windows and wipe with a soft cloth.
Borax is an all-natural, odor-eliminating, and affordable product that cleans without the use of harsh chemicals. In fact, its applications around the home are almost endless.
To bring your windows up to a streak-free finish, simply mix one-third cup of borax with a gallon of warm water and apply to your windows with a soft cloth. Rinse with fresh water, and use newspaper or a dry soft cloth immediately to prevent streaks from forming.
Great to drink and great to use for window cleaning, club soda is one of the most versatile cleaning solutions to have around the home. Simply pour into a spray bottle and spray directly onto windows, wiping dry with a paper towel once you’ve covered the entire surface.
Lemons are likely the most natural cleaning agents around, and they make your windows shine brighter than a diamond. By using a spray bottle, some water, and lemons you are able to make a natural and powerful cleaner for your home.
Simply mix the juice from two lemons with a gallon of water, and spray directly onto your windows. Lemons are as effective as vinegar, but they smell much nicer.