Frugal Friday: Perfect Window Washing

Frugal Friday (a.k.a. Thrifty Thursday, a day late): Perfect Window Washing

This recipe is from my mother-in-law.  It came with a gift of some microfiber towels (Quickie Auto-Pro Windshield Towels) from Wal-Mart. 

1.  Add 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/2 cup white vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to a bucket of warm water for a perfect window washing solution. 

2. Use any old rag to dip into the cleaning solution and wipe windows to clean dirt off.  Dry with microfiber cloth and you will have no streaks. 

Price breakdown (this is what I could find online… buy in bulk at your local store and you can probably get it even cheaper):

64oz of ammonia at Walgreens: $2.49 which means a 1/2 cup = $0.16
32oz of white vinegar at Walgreens: $1.99 which means a 1/2 cup = $0.25
Microfiber auto cloths at Walgreens: $3.00 for three

I couldn’t find any pricing for corn starch listed anywhere, but as I already have it and rarely have to buy it, maybe you do too, so you can chalk it up to free.  All in all, you can see that you can have streak free windows throughout your whole house for under a buck, if you got some microfiber for Christmas like me!  And if not, well, you can just spend about $3.00 more.  And trust me, you won’t regret that purchase…. there will be plenty of microfiber Thrifty Thursday tips to come!

Check Genny’s Blog, as well as with Katie Jean and Tracy, to see if they posted their tips this week!

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  1. jenny

    just in case… ammonia cannot be used on tinted windows. So if your car windows (our house windows) are tinted, go ammonia free!

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