Cheap and Easy Homemade Window Cleaner

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

From the Thursday magazine, this works like a charm and is so easy to put together! Enjoy!


  1. Mix both together in a bowl.
  2. Transfer into a spray bottle.
  3. Shake well, then spray onto dirty glass and wipe off with a crumbled up newspaper to get sparkling clean windows!
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5 5

Admittedly, I kind of scoffed (on the inside) when I read the recipe for this window cleaner...mostly because I really dislike the smell of vinegar. Doubts aside, I whipped up a batch and and started squirting away. I LOVE THIS...the vinegar smell dissipates very quickly and is worth the few minutes of smell. You do have to really "rub this out" but I will likely never use anything else again...even my husband is impressed and using it. I'm back here today to mix up my second batch....thanks so much for sharing!

5 5

Excellent & so easy! I purchased a 32 oz "all purpose sprayer" at a local home improvement store (very inexpensive there), and filled it to the brim with the 1 to 3 mix. I also filled an empty window-cleaning bottle I had under the kitchen sink. I use this cleaner all of the time now in my kitchen, esp. after reading that the cleaning properties of vinegar match those of bleach, etc! For hard-to-remove spots/stains on my counter & stovetop, I spray it on liberally, and leave it for a while. It all wipes off easily, and leaves the room smelling vinegary and fresh:) The solution works well on my stainless kitchen items (sink, trash can, dishwasher front, etc.), and on the windows/mirrors around the house. The kid-friendly mix makes it chore-friendly as well, so put an old rag or paper towel in their little hands & put those kidlets to work! YAHOO!!!

5 5

Dog noseprint remover!!! After figuring my windex was never making the return trip from hubby's car, I thought I'd give this a go. Works great!! I used the newspaper too, and no streaks at all. Did I forget to mention cheap? Thanks so much for this.