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10 Window Cleaning Tips for Apartment Dwellers


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Use Homemade, Nontoxic Glass Cleaners
Lemon juice can be used to make natural, fragrant window cleaner. © iStockphoto.com/cgering
Lemon juice can be used to make natural, fragrant window cleaner. © iStockphoto.com/cgering

The sparkle created by a homemade glass cleaning solution can rival the work of a chemical cleaner, but without the worry about introducing toxic, damaging chemicals to your home. Distilled white vinegar (or lemon juice) and warm water -- mix them together in equal parts -- can be relied upon to not only leave windows streak-free, but the vinegar will also break down any residue or grease on the surface of the window.

Also use homemade glass cleaner to make your own glass cleaning wipes, good for touch-ups: Combine half a cup of white vinegar and half a cup of isopropyl alcohol with two cups of water, and pour over a roll of paper towels that's been cut in half. Store in a zip-top bag.


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