Easy DIY Non-toxic Glass Cleaner
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Earlier this week I talked about my goal to have clean air in my home as much as possible.
Windex contains chemicals that can cause skin and lung irritation, neurotoxicity, and allergic reactions, so it’s just one of those things that I try to keep out of our house. Here is a link to EWG (Environmental Working Group)’s information on the toxicity of Windex:
I have found that plain water and a little dish soap work great for cleaning glass! Some people add vinegar or rubbing alcohol as well.
Recipe for DIY Glass Cleaner
Add 2-3 drops of dish soap to a spray bottle like these that come in a pack of 3.
Fill the spray bottle with water and shake up. That’s it!
My friend owned a window-cleaning business for many years. He said for cleaning exterior glass, a squirt of dishsoap in a bucket of water is perfect. So basically the same recipe as above, but in a larger quantity.
Color-code your glass cleaner by adding a few drops of blue food coloring to the liquid.
Streak-Free Cleaning with Surgical Huck Cloths
I use and recommend surgical huck cloths to clean my glass along with my DIY glass cleaner. The huck cloth does a great job keeping the glass streak-free and lint-free.
These cloths are called “surgical” because they are used to clean off instruments in surgery. They are used by window washers, car detailers, and cleaning companies because they hold up to many washings. Look for cloths made from 100% cotton for maximum absorbency, like these.
My Glass-Cleaning Schedule
It might sound silly, but the glass in my house stays way cleaner if I clean it on a schedule. Wednesdays and Thursdays are glass-cleaning days at my house. I clean the glass two rooms at a time, because then I can be waaay more thorough than if I tried to do the whole house in one swipe.
I include the glass-cleaning schedule along with all other house chores in the Busy Mama’s Clean House Checklist daily email. Click below to subscribe!