Streak-Free Window Cleaner…No Wiping or Squeegeeing Required!

Just this past week the weather has been nice enough to start working outside AND after a long winter…the windows on the outside of the house are looking pretty grimy!

See what I mean???

It really makes it hard to enjoy the beauty of Spring unfurling all around us when you’re looking at it all through THAT! But never fear….Homemade Streak-Free Window Cleaner is here….thanks to Jill (what a great name!) at creativity, musings and more.

Jill shared a “recipe” for a homemade window washing concoction that she got at a church function…and get this….no squeegeeing or drying required! Just spray, wash, spray again and sit back and let Mother Nature take care of the rest!

Wanna know the “recipe”???  Of course you do!

Homemade Streak-Free Window Cleaner

  • 1/2 bottle of “Jet Dry” (the bottle I bought was just under 7 ounces so I measured out 3.5 ounces)
  • 4 Tablespoons Alcohol (I used rubbing alcohol….70% I believe)
  • 1/4 Cup Ammonia
  • 1 handful of powdered dish-washer soap (which depending on the size of your hand could probably vary quite a bit!  I used a “handful” which looked to me to be about 1/4 cup.  Give or take.)
    2 Gallons of Hot Water

Squirt windows with powerful spray nozzle.

Use long handled brush (we used one of those car washing microfiber thingies) to dip in solution……

……and scrub windows thoroughly.  The hubster putting some muscle into it!

Then spray windows thoroughly to rinse.

Just LOOK at that sheeting action!!

{{{insert Jeopardy theme music here}}}

A little while later….the windows will dry to an even shine with no wiping or squeegeeing!

{{{insert loud whistle here}}}   Looking GOOD!

A SHINY, STREAK-FREE WINDOW! Just as “advertised”! :-)

SO shiny I captured my son Kell practicing his 3-point shots in the reflection!

The experiment on the bay window was such a resounding success….the hubster promptly started making his way around the house.

Oh happy day! I think I’ll keep him around. ;-)

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  1. Penny Hannah says

    What pray tell, for the benefit of your ‘over the pond’ friends, is Jet Dry? As I don’t have a dishwasher, perhaps I’ve just led a sheltered life….

    • Amy says

      You put it in the dishwasher. It is a rinsing agent. At the store, it is usually on one of the upper shelves, just above the dishwasher soap.

  2. Carol says

    you’ll be having all the birds flying into your windows they’re so clean…if you hear a big thump, you’ll know what it is :)

  3. Marce says

    C’mon Now! I thought I couldn’t love you anymore…until NOW! Please run for President, you could solve all our problems! I love you!

  4. Georgeann says

    Can your husband come over and vlean mine? There is no way mine will clean windows.

  5. Lorene says

    I live by a busy road and my windows are DISGUSTING! Can’t wait for a warm day to try this! Thanks for sharing.

    • Lesley E says

      I use straight alcohol inside and it works beautifully on windows, mirrors, and chrome fixtures. I get large bottles of alcohol at the Dollar Store and replace the top with a sprayer and off I go. Everything shines!

  6. Mary Malone says

    All I can say is, “WOW”. I love clean windows. I hate washing windows. “wow” I will be trying this!!
    Thank you!

    Mary Malone

  7. says

    Wow, now that is graphic! What an easy way to clean windows. Ours really need it, and we will try this for sure. Thanks for the help you always give us.


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