Using a homemade solution can be just as good as shop-bought products at cleaning windows and glass, it has been claimed.
According to cleaning expert Allison Lind, writing in an article for shelterpop.com, an effective glass cleaner can be made by mixing two tablespoons of ammonia with half a cup of rubbing alcohol and a quarter of a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent.
Alternatively, three tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice instead of the ammonia.
Testing this mixture against a leading brand of window cleaner, she found that, although they both left some streak marks, there was little difference in how well they cleaned.
“If you have the homemade ingredients on hand, you might as well give that option a try – it’s more cost-effective and lacking any chemicals that might be harmful to sensitive lungs,” she concludes.
Ms Lind also recommends always washing windows from the top down to prevent drips and using an old toothbrush or cotton swab to clean corners.
Meanwhile, Francis Jock of Helium.com recently advised that hot vinegar can remove grime from the bottom of a bathtub or shower and provides a good alternative to expensive cleaning products.
Posted by Antoaneta Tsocheva
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