Glass cleaner and window cleaner don’t have to be your something blue to work well. It doesn’t even have to be your something new, well, not new from a store. In fact, store-bought glass cleaner and window cleaner cost approximately $4, while DIY window and glass cleaner can cost pennies and be made with ingredients you likely already have in your home.
And you can make glass cleaner and window cleaner at home even if you’re not getting married! OK, OK, bad segue. But it’s true! After years of experimenting, I’ve developed the best glass cleaner for the Clean My Space community, and it’s only three ingredients.
DIY Glass and Window Cleaner
- 1 cup white vinegar (OR scented vinegar)
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 5 – 10 drops essential oil (optional)
Add this to a clean spray bottle and shake well, and you’ve got a perfect glass and window cleaner.
The essential oils are optional because they don’t add to the cleaner itself; they simply mask the smell of vinegar. If you don’t have essential oils or don’t want to use them, you can try citrus-infused vinegar.
DIY Infused Vinegar
You heard me right; you’re getting two easy peasy DIY recipes in this blog today. Citrus-infused vinegar takes seconds to make (plus waiting time) and is the solution for people who don’t like the smell of vinegar or essential oils.
- 2 cups white vinegar
- a handful of citrus fruit peels
To make citrus-infused vinegar, add vinegar to a clean glass jar along with citrus fruit peels. Let this sit for about four weeks in your fridge. Strain well before use, and you’ve got scented vinegar for all your DIY cleaning recipes.
If you’re interested in more DIY cleaners, I have the comprehensive guide for you. My 50 DIY Cleaning Recipes printable has all the DIY cleaning recipes you could ever need.
And if you need more info on window cleaning, read my article How To Clean Interior and Exterior Windows.
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