On and off I have been searching for an alternative to chemical-based, toxic cleaners to clean my eyeglasses. Frequently I use just plain old soap and water, but I do like the convenience of a spray bottle AND I have yet to find a suitable cleaner for my windows. Until now…
In the past, I have tried white vinegar and a white vinegar with soap and water combination, but still, I seemed to get a lot of streaking and it took repeated attempts to get the windows clean enough.
It gets really old quickly cleaning all those tiny windows on French doors over and over. I can think of a million other things I would rather be doing. So recently on a spring-like day, and the sun decided to shine. It took no shame in making a spectacle of my hazy windows, and I could take it no longer. Here’s what I did:
I grabbed my paper towels and got to work. I have to say that I am very pleased with the result. Not only that, there is almost no odor. Nothing like the strong scent of vinegar or those nasty synthetic chemicals that always to assaulted my nose. No streaks and a quick clean. If you’re wondering how to clean glass, it’s as easy as:
1… Spray the window with the cleaning solution.
2… Use a paper towel to rub the solution all around the window glass to get it wet and then again to rub the dirt and grime off.
3… Use a clean paper towel to get off the remaining moisture and residual dirt.
There you go. Bada bing, bada boom! A simple, yet effective solution.
After cleaning my French door I did the bathroom mirror, then took off outside to try the cleaner on my car windows. Phenomenal! It worked like a charm on that road grime that gets all over them. (Then I had to take the whole car to the carwash. One can’t have clean windows and a filthy car.)
You can substitute rubbing alcohol for the witch hazel. Since I have not tried it, I cannot attest to how well that works, but I would assume it would be more drying to the rubber around car windows so be careful with that.
Lastly, I tried this solution on my glasses, and of course it worked great! So folks, let me know what ingredients you chose and how well this works for you!
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