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Love Your New Windows? Keep Them Looking New With These Natural Cleaning Solutions

Now that you have your new windows installed, you're going to want to keep them looking clean and streak free. You chose the most energy efficient windows so you could do your part for the environment. Why not choose green window cleaners, as well? With just a few natural products, you can make your own window cleaner. You'll be staying green and your windows will be streak free. Here are a few simple recipes for natural window cleaners.

Basic Window Cleaner

This window cleaner will keep your glass clean and shiny. You can use it every time you clean your windows.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Spray bottle

  • Water

  • Vinegar

  • Epsom salt
  • Soft cloth

Directions

  1. Fill your bottle with 2 cups of water and 1 cup of vinegar.

  2. Add ¼ cup of Epsom salt and gently shake the bottle.

  3. Allow the solution to sit for about 15 minutes.

  4. Spray your windows with the solution and wipe clean with your soft cloth.

  5. The Epsom salt will soften the water so it doesn't leave deposits.

Heavy Duty Window Cleaner

If you have young children, your windows can get greasy and grimy very quickly. Ordinary cleaners don't always remove all the grime. This heavy duty cleaner will remove the toughest grease and grime from all your windows.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Spray bottle

  • Water

  • Vodka (or rubbing alcohol)
  • Liquid dish detergent

  • Lemongrass essential oils

  • Soft cloth

Directions

  1. Fill your bottle with 3 cups of water and ½ cup of vodka or rubbing alcohol.

  2. Add 1 teaspoon of dish detergent and 10 drops of lemongrass essential oils.

  3. Spray your windows and leave the solution to sit for about 5 minutes.

  4. Wipe windows with your soft cloth.

  5. Repeat if necessary.

Hard Water Spot Remover

Sprinklers can be your windows' worst enemy, especially if they're pointed directly at your windows. Hard water can wreak havoc on the glass. Don't turn off the sprinklers just to save your windows. Instead, try this natural way to get rid of the hard water stains.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Super fine steel wool
  • Spray bottle

  • Warm water

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Tea tree oil

  • Soft cloth

Directions

  1. Dip your steel wool in warm water and apply a small amount of toothpaste to the pad.

  2. Rub the toothpaste on your window in a circular motion.

  3. Leave the toothpaste on your window while you mix your cleaning solution.

  4. Pour 3 cups of warm water and ½ cup of rubbing alcohol into your spray bottle.

  5. Add 10 drops of tea tree oil to the water and rubbing alcohol.

  6. Spray the solution on your window and wipe with your soft cloth.

  7. The hard water stains will disappear, and your windows will be streak free.

Keeping your new windows clean doesn't have to be a chore. It also doesn't have to mean commercial cleaning products. You can keep your windows looking clean and shiny using these easy-to-make cleaning solutions.

For more window care tips, contact a company like Jerry Newman Roofing & Remodeling, Inc.


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