Super Cheap Window Cleaner!
So last night after midnight, brain still on a high from a late afternoon caffeine dose – I saw my toilet mirror splattered with stains…water marks from flickering hands, splash marks from toothpaste and some teeny tiny dots – probably spots from flossing. hahaha…yes yes, pretty gross stuff.
I usually whip out my Magiclean window cleaner and do a quick wipe down (oh yes, I clean the mirror in the wee hours of the night – in fact that seems to be my favourite time to do it! weird I know, but it’s simple, fast and therapeutic ‘exercise’ before sleeping!)
This time round, I decided to try a DIY solution which I saw on the web – a combination of just water + vinegar. I mixed 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water and sprayed away! It works almost as well, and doesn’t have the chemically smell. It doesn’t smell good cos’ it’s vinegar, but at least I get to breathe while cleaning!
What i love about this new cleaning method?
- Cheap – I bought the cheapest white vinegar there was since it’s only for cleaning and not for food and cost less than $2. Spray bottle’s only $1 from the neighbourhood hardware store. The Magiclean glass cleaner was probably about $2/$3.
- Effective – It works about the same as the Magicleaner but my windows are not dirty dirty – just needs a simple wipe down to take away the water marks.
- Better for health – Since it contains only water + vinegar, I don’t feel so paranoid and can breathe while cleaning! Magiclean’s ingredients are surfactant and solvent…and anything can go into that
What I don’t love about it?
- Smelly – well, cos’ it is vinegar. Then again, the Magicleaner doesn’t smell good too. So I guess between smelly and no health effect VS smelly and possibly bad for health – I’ll stick to my new method of cleaning the mirrors! But I’ll definitely keep Magiclean’s spray bottle!!
In a nutshell, while there is some savings – the main reason why I am switching is to make sure my body doesn’t breathe in any nasty chemicals!