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Every spring I clean my windows using the Windex Outdoor window cleaner that you attach to your yard hose.  This spring I purchased two bottles of the stuff and I did use the one on the front side already (back in the spring). I am getting ready to do the backside but I was really wanting to find out if anyone knows of something else that works just as good or better and possibly something ECO Friendly?? 


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Comment balloon 12 commentsTeresa Harris • July 19 2008 11:07PM


I use my broom... and That works fine to get rid of the spider.. My favorite recipe is to combine 2 cups of water, 1/4 cup of
white distilled vinegar, and up to 1/2 teaspoon of liquid soap or
detergent in a spray bottle. That's all there is to it. (Make sure to
label the bottle and keep it out of the reach of children.)

Posted by Laura Forty-Garcia, Your Central Florida Connection to Real Estate (RE/MAX CENTRAL REALTY - GRI, CDPE, SFR, CREO) about 11 years ago

is the windex bad? eco wise

Posted by Chris Miller Nevada Land with Water Rights, Land with Water Rights For Sale (Vegas Grand Realty and Property Management) about 11 years ago

I use my husband :)  This year though he fell off the ladder while washing the windows and we spent the day instead in emergency.  From now on we'll use the high school kids at church!

Posted by Mary Warren about 11 years ago

My windows really need some cleaning and if there is something that is eco friendly I would love to know about it.  I hope you don't mind that I'm parked for information.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) about 11 years ago

Wow - Mary is determined to get someone  hurt!  Just kidding, that was funny.  I use the same solution as Laura and it works really well!

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) about 11 years ago

Thanks Laura, for your recipe. I just thought that the Windex stuff probably isn't ECO friendly, but it works pretty well on webs and it is alittle pricey. I have some pretty high places that I have to reach and thought someone out here surely would know something better; and you do. I will be trying it this week.

Thanks Chris, Mary, Marchel, and Leesa for your responses as well!

Have a GREAT Sunday!!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 11 years ago

I haven't tried the outdoor windex yet. I am glad to see there is a less expensive way. I will have to give this mixture a try.

Posted by Julie Kippen about 11 years ago

Hi Teresa - Give BioKleen a try! Or...want to make your own?

1 TBSP Dawn dishwashing liquid

1 pt alcohol (if you want it colored green- get the green alcohol, otherwise who cares as long as you mark the bottle! and by the way, I mean rubbing alcohol, not Creme de Menthe!)

1 TBSP ammonia

Put in a gallon jug and fill the rest with water -- not only cleans well but also keeps windows cleaner longer! From my time working in labs I think it is the alcohol that helps keep the windows clean.

Not only a great cleaner but also saves you green!

Posted by Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine! (GLREA) about 11 years ago

I don't know how you would get the solution through the hose, maybe use the old windex bottle, but we use a mixture of 50/50 water and white vinegar for all cleaning.  It polishes crome, disinfects as is cleans and the odor disappears after drying.  We use it not only b/c it is eco-friendly and cheap, but b/c if our little one ever got into the cupboard, it is 100% non-toxic.

Check this site out.

Posted by -- Casey Brischle, Spokane Home Loan Mortgage Professional (Columbia Bank) about 11 years ago

Hey Julie, Thanks for stopping by! Hope this topic helps you. take care.

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 11 years ago

Hey Mary, Thanks for stopping by too! Also, thank you for the recipe too. Take care.

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 11 years ago

Hey Casey, Thanks for coming by! Love the vinegar tips. Years ago I purchased my mom and mil vinegar books. Just wonder where they may be now. Take care!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 11 years ago