Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Homemade Window Washing Recipes

It's springtime and don't we love looking out clean windows?  I sure do.  Thought this was good info to share with you now....

This is one of those valuable ‘Hints from Heloise’ that has been passed down from generation to generation. It not only works great, but is money-saving as well.

Photo credit: NYC library


Mix 1/2 cup nonsudsing ammonia with 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol and 1 tsp. dishwashing liquid with enough water to make 1 gallon of cleaner. Put in a clearly marked spray bottle. Drying with crumpled-up newspaper will give you a streak-free window too.

I also saw this recipe in my good blogging friend Lark's cookbook, so I'm sharing it also.  Maybe you have these ingredients on hand instead...


1/2 gal. warm water
2 - 3 Tb. (liquid) laundry or dishwasher detergent
1 Tb. liquid Jet Dry or other dishwasher wetting agent

Mix ingredients. Brush or sponge on window.  Immediately hose off.  Water will sheet off. No drying necessary. (sounds like my kind of work!)

CAUTION:  Be sure windows are tightly closed!  :-}