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Recently, I found myself in a bit of a pickle. A mess of streaky windows with no Windex to be found. What to do? Google to the rescue. A few moments after my initial duress, I found the simple solution. Mix equal parts white vinegar and hot water with a splash of rubbing alcohol. Place concoction in a spray bottle and viola- a streak free shine!

Not only is this cleaner incredibly cheap, it is also non-toxic. Now that it is a cleaner you can feel good about!



JMW said...

Yep, my grandmother and mom always recommended using vinegar and water for your windows. An even better way to avoide streaks is using a newspaper with the concoction. Not sure why, but it works wonders!

Brunch at Saks said...

Oh such a great idea! Bookmarking this for my cleaning tips! xoxo

The Consummate Hostess said...

Hi JMW- grandmothers always know best, don't they! What a great tip about the newspaper and will certainly give that a try.

The Consummate Hostess said...

Hi Brunch at Saks- I think that you too will be impressed by this little home-made wonder!


Have also then heard that people like to use newsprint to scrub, ah someone already said that.

Meanwhile, I want your whiskey sour, truffled potato chips and fireplace-love them all! Thank you so much for your dear comments on my DD feature! Hope you're enjoying this 4TH snow day!

North of 25A said...

What a delight to find your blog by way of "A Place to Dwell". I did know about the vingear as a streak free window cleaner and had even heard that newspaper was better than paper towels, but did not know about adding a dash of rubbing alcohol. Great tip. So much better for the environment too! Thank you!
Best from your newest follower,

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Great idea...non toxic is key.

Anonymous said...

Great and easy recipe. Did it work as well as Windex? If so, I'm sold!


Raina Cox said...

What a wonderful tip!

Thanks so much for stopping by La Lamp Shade.


If the Lamp Shade Fits

The Consummate Hostess said...

Welcome, Colleen. I am delighted to have you here and appreciate your great tips!

The Consummate Hostess said...

Hi Miss Betsy! I am pleased to report that yes, this home-made cleaning product worked just as well as Windex! I hope that you give it a try and do let me know what you think.

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