The BEST window cleaner
While packing up some books, I came across this old household tips book. I almost tossed it in the thrift store box when I remembered it had a great window cleaning recipe. Sure enough, there it was, so I mixed up a batch for my first go-round at the windows. It's fantastic! Really, the best solution I've ever used, better than store-bought. A lot cheaper, too.
It uses just three ingredients, mixed in half a bucket of warm water:
1/2 c. white vinegar
1/2 c. ammonia
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Wash a window down with the solution first. I used a cotton washcloth. Then, wipe the excess wetness off with a cotton towel. Finish with paper towel or newspaper for a streak-free finish. The windows dried so quickly that I used very few paper towels. Nice.
Voila! Dazzling windows.