My First Experiment
Each Saturday I wake up early and wash my windows. No, I am not a crazy neat freak... I do it because my darling Boston Terrier Tinkerbell spends her days sitting on the chair in the sun, licking my front window. Gross, I know but you can't teach a 2 year old Terrier new tricks. As you can guess I go through a lot of glass cleaner.
It's really gross, but I had to share how bad it was!
1 cup water
1 cup vinegar
1 plastic bottle (I saved an old window cleaner bottle)
It worked well, I did have to wash my very dirty window twice to get it clean. I used paper towels and there were no streaks. I washed all of my windows (15) and my front and back door. I also washed my bathroom mirror. I hardly made a dent in the bottle.
I bought two bottles of Vinegar using the $1/2 coupon
My total of of pocket was $2.00
Using the recipe above I will get 4 batches out of one bottle.
My Method : 25 cents a bottle
Windex: $3.95 a bottle
I would choose the Vinegar method hands down.
The best part about this solution is you can use it for many things around the house, not just windows. Vinegar cuts grease, dissolves hard water and soap scum. It will also kill mold and mildew.
The only con my husband and I can come up with is it does leave a very strong scent. I am sure that it will pass in an hour or so.
Jenna over at Bucktown Bargins has a great post up on Making Your Own Baby Food! Be sure to check it out!