DIY Homemade Window Cleaner for less! Learn how to make your own homemade window cleaner using white vinegar and Dawn Dishwashing Liquid.
In my living room, we have a 16 foot wall that is stone halfway up and mirror the other half. I’m not crazy about it, but it came with the house. The mirror does make the living room seem much larger. In fact, we had some friends over visiting one day and their four year old little boy was looking up in the mirror and asked, “How do we get to that room?” Cute, right? We all laughed and explained it was just a mirror.
Well, the mirror is attached to the wall above the fireplace and when we use the fireplace in the winter, the glass has a tendency to become a little dusty. It has to be cleaned often because I just can’t stand seeing the smoke/dust/streaks on the glass. We also have an enclosed sort of three-season front porch that is all glass. It, too, has to be cleaned several times a year because of dust, weather, fingerprints and dog nose prints.
Is Homemade Window Cleaner Really THAT Good?
I’ve always been a Windex girl and haven’t found any product, in my opinion, that cleans as well as Windex. Well, I decided there must be a better (or I’d settle for as-good-as) and less expensive way to clean all this glass.
I did some research for home recipes. Tried quite a few different recipes and ended up with what I’m sharing with you today. It really is THAT good!
When you see how easy it is to create this recipe and how well it cleans, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try to make homemade window cleaner sooner!
Homemade Window Cleaner
Although I will list the exact quantities in the following how-to card, below is a list of the supplies you’ll need to DIY your own homemade window cleaner.
*If you use a spray bottle that has the ounce measuring on the side, you can totally skip the measuring cup and pour your vinegar and dishwashing liquid directly in the spray bottle.
You simply combine the ingredients into an empty spray bottle. Then shake to mix. That’s it. That’s the whole recipe!
I actually made an entire bucket of homemade window cleaner and used my sponge/squeegee, being sure to dry off the squeegee between wipes.
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dawn original dishwashing liquid
- measuring cup
- spray bottle
- Pour water and vinegar into a plastic or glass spray bottle.
- Add the teaspoon of Dawn to the bottle.
- Gently shake to mix.
- Shake well before each use.
- Spray onto glass surface.
- Wipe off with a paper towel or lint-free cloth.
For really dirty windows, use warm water.
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I hope I have convinced you to give this recipe for Window Cleaner a try. I know I was skeptical at first, but it really works!
If you like making your own homemade window cleaner, you might also like these DIY ideas from The Birch Cottage:
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