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.


  1. That does sound like a good window cleaning formula. Have you all moved to AZ? We are facing a move soon, too. I keep thinking I wish I could go to sleep and wake up when it is all done!

  2. Glad you found something that works so well.

  3. Our windows sure could use a little "dazzling". My dear husband always does our windows twice a year (they are the pull-indoors dbl. hung kind and he is the only one strong enough to manhandle them), and boy do they ever need it soon.


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