Tuesday, August 23, 2011

More baby steps...

I have really been pleased with the results of making 
After using the detergent exclusively for four months now,
 I truly believe that I will always make it.
It works and I love it.  

I am ready to move on and make another change!

I've been wanting to try homemade "windex".
I've always used Wal-Mart brand Great Value Glass Cleaner.

The homemade recipe calls for 1 part vinegar to every 5 parts water.

Now Mr. H. does NOT like the smell of vinegar.
He has an aversion to it.  
He loves to eat the pickles and pickled okra that I make,
but he doesn't like to be around when I am making them 
because of the vinegar smell in the kitchen.
So I was a little concerned that the smell might bother him.

I mixed up 1/2 cup vinegar with 2 1/2 cups water.

~the test~

I decided to clean the glass on our storm door.
Our storm door that is right next to Mr. H.'s home office,
I might add. ;-)
I was more than a little bit doubtful of the effectiveness of the vinegar and water.
But, boy, let me tell you.  It did work well.
I might even go so far as to say it worked better than my Great Value.

I think Mr. H. could tell I was cleaning the door,
 but he didn't look up or say anything about smelling vinegar.
He even went out that door a few minutes later and didn't notice anything.
I think you can smell the vinegar, which I don't mind at all,
as you are cleaning, but within a minute or two the smell is gone.

After I use up this last bottle of Great Value glass cleaner I have in my cleaning closet,
I believe I'll continue to use the homemade.

And of course, for the cost run down -

Original Windex Glass Cleaner 32 oz. (at Wal-Mart)

Great Value Original Glass Cleaner 32 oz. (at Wal-Mart)

Homemade Vinegar and Water Glass Cleaner 32 oz.

Great Value Distilled White Vinegar 64 oz. $1.18
for 32 oz. of homemade cleaner I will need 8 oz. of vinegar

Another change for the healthier, the safer and the cheaper...
bring on the next homemade cleaner!!  Stay tuned. :-)