Vinegar Window Cleaner – Amazing and Streak Free


Vinegar Window Cleaner

This homemade vinegar cleaner is a winner! It’s easy to make, super cheap and WORKS!  That’s a pretty perfect combination!  Here at Sisters, we share the love of all things simple and frugal!  There’s a reason that Ohio is ranked the most frugal state  -(article )!  Many from our community, are like-minded!   I was first told about this cleaner from fellow Sister, Nadine.  I thought I’d try it out right away. I already had everything needed to make this phenomenal window cleaner (can you tell I’m impressed?).  I was so impressed that I kept trying to find a window that would show the vinegar window cleaner’s shortcomings.  I even moved out to the glass deck furniture – amazing!  I did use Vibrawipe Microfiber Cloths (not sure that makes a huge difference, but I like them).  I purchased those about a year ago for window cleaning and have not been disappointed.

Are you ready for this SUPER EASY Window Cleaner?
1/2 Cup of Vinegar
1/2 Cup of Rubbing Alcohol
2 Tablespoons of Cornstarch
2 Cups of Water 

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So for my home, homemade cleaners are a WIN/WIN.  You can cut down on the amount of chemicals used in your home, cut costs, and find a cleaner that surpasses store-bought cleaners.   I use Dawn and Vinegar for nearly all of my household cleaning.  You’ll also find that we’re big fans of this DIY Stain Remover  (yes, GRAPE JUICE –  tried it!).   You can also save a LOAD of money with Homemade Laundry Detergent and Homemade Wrinkle Releaser. 

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  1. Lori says

    I use a mixture of about 1:1 vinegar and water. I use it everywhere. Counters, spills, stove top, appliances. Spray and wipe with a damp microfiber cloth to clean. On windows I dry with a second microfiber cloth. You won’t believe how it cuts the grease and grime. Disinfects and deodorizes too.

    Hope this helps someone.

  2. Kristi E. says

    I started using water and vinegar when my children were small, after I read vinegar was a disinfectant. It is so great to have actual measurements and also other mixtures to make my own cleaning products. My 2 daughters and I will be washing windows tomorrow – thanks for the great tip!
    P.S. Do you recommend one of these mixtures to spray and wipe for mini blinds?

    • Megan says

      I think I’d try some Dawn & Vinegar–the Dawn will help cut any grease that might be sticking the dust to the blinds. Just guessing here, but I’d try a little squirt of Dawn with equal parts vinegar and warm water (like maybe a cup of each?), and see how that does. If it works, I’d love to hear back from you! (Or if you use different proportions after you try it–that would be another great use to add to our Dawn & Vinegar repertoire! :)

  3. Cambria Dillow says

    Hi Sisters, I just found your wonderful website searching for DIY carpet cleaners. Because the older my kids get (13, 16), the more I am constantly trying to get mysterious stains out of their bedroom carpeting. I was tired of paying sooo much $$ for Resolve, etc. that I even tried diluting my huge container of Hoover carpet shampoo (FYI, it did not work maybe because I can’t get right proportions). Who knew that I had these simple ingredients at my fingertips all along. I am so happy—it worked!!!! Thank You!!!!!

    • Megan says

      I haven’t seen special cleaning vinegar…regular vinegar works great. Honestly I’d go with whatever’s cheapest!

  4. Kathy Sindle says

    I’m curious as to what the corn starch adds to this window cleaner. I’ve used the vinegar, water and rubbing alcohol, but have never added corn starch to it.

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