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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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!

Michelle Figueroa March 01, 2014

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!!!

Masalamama April 13, 2010

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.

3shihmum February 26, 2009

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