Tuesday, July 16, 2013

TIP TUESDAY: Homemade Window Cleaners and Stain Removers

I like to make as many household products as I can.  It is more cost effective in the long run, and if I run out of laundry soap or something like that, I just make more!  Today, we're talking about our favorite homemade window cleaners and stain removers.
By far, one of my favorite window cleaners is vinegar.  The trouble is, the house smells like a salad when I'm finished, but my windows look great!  Ammonia is also a good window cleaner, but I try to stay away from harsh chemicals like that even though I no longer have little children.  I use vinegar on my bathroom mirrors and shower door as well.  Just wipe it on with a cloth and  wipe it off with a dry cloth or a squeegee.
Now let's talk stain removers.  With three sons still at home and a daughter who loves to play in the dirt, I needed something to help with stains.  I found a recipe for a Shout type stain pre-treater that I like over at One Good Thing by Jillee.  Now, I know I said I didn't like to use ammonia for the windows, but in this case I do use it for the pre-treater.  This recipe is so easy, too.

(I had Palmolive on hand, so that’s what I used)
  • 2/3 cups ammonia
  • 6 Tblsp baking soda
  • 2 cups warm water (From One Good Thing by Jillee, 2012)
All these ingredients are poured into a squirt bottle, and I keep mine in the laundry area for quick, easy access.

So what's YOUR favorite window cleaner or stain remover tip?

1 comment:

  1. We know Window cleaning is time consuming and often difficult or dangerous to do. It typically involves climbing ladders, hanging out of windows and after many hours of work, chances are you’ll still have smears and streaks.