I just wanted to share a quick money-saving tip for you. Household cleaners can be ridiculously expensive, but are some of the easiest ways to save money.
This glass cleaner uses about 10 cents of materials to make and works just as well (if not better) than any glass cleaner you buy at the store. Why spend 40 times the amount for something with blue dye and chemical fragrances in it?
Here’s how I make it:
First, you’ll need a spray bottle. I just re-purposed a spray bottle from the last store-bought bottle of cleaner that I bought. You can pick one up at your local dollar store for a buck if you don’t have a bottle you can use. Even buying a bottle, you’ll still end up saving money in the long run.
To the empty 24 ounce bottle, I added 1/4 cup of plain white vinegar, and 8 drops of castile soap. I added enough water to fill the bottle. Then I put the sprayer cap on the bottle and simply turned it over a couple times to combine the ingredients.
That’s it! You have super cheap glass cleaner that works just as well as any bottle you’d spend $4 on at the store.
For me, the real test was “doggy nose art” on the windows. Those of you with canine children in the house, know how much of a pain it can be to get those smudges off! I swear, sometimes it seems like super glue oozes out of their noses. This takes it right off without so much as a whimper.
I also use this to clean any smooth surface – tables, counters and more – not just glass.
So save some money and mix this up the next time you run out!