Streak Free Windows and Mirrors

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I have been using this simple and inexpensive solution to clean my windows and mirrors and it leaves them streak free!!!

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You’ll need:
A 1 gallon bucket
Ammonia (mine came from Dollar Tree)
1 Table spoon
Water
Washcloth
Old cotton-shirt
Squeegee (mine came from IKEA)

Put 2 tablespoons of Ammonia into the 1 gallon bucket bucket.

Fill the 1 gallon bucket with water all the way up.
(If you need less – then 1 tablespoon Ammonia with 1/2 bucket water).

The above and below pictures are of my bathroom mirror. I took a picture with the lights on and off trying to show how streaky the mirror was. My husband used Windex and a paper towels – this is what it left behind.
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This mirror is big so cleaned 1/3 of it at a time.
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Put your wash cloth in the bucket of solution and squeeze it out. Wash your mirror or window.
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Use your squeegee to slide top to bottom.
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Wipe the squeegee with the cotton shirt. Also wipe up the drips at the bottom of your mirror/window with the shirt as well.
Continue until all your mirror/windows are done.

 

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It looks so much better and my arm isn’t exhausted from rubbing so hard.
It’s inexpensive and easy, hope you’ll give it a try too πŸ™‚
 

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18 Comments

  1. Huge mirror, I’m glad you found something easier. I keep ammonia around for other things, I’ll have to break it out! Thank you for sharing with us at Designing You!

    1. Thanks Trudy, and thanks for having a place for all of us to share ideas. πŸ™‚

  2. Good to know, I’ve tried a vinegar solution before but it does make the place smell a little! I’ll give this a try.

    1. Thanks Julie, and I’m pleased you want to give it a try πŸ™‚

  3. Word of warning! Never ever use bleach and ammonia together. The fumes will literally make you ill. That said, it works great.

  4. I will have to try this, thanks πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Monday, hope you can join us for the Wednesday blog hop or on Friday for the weekend blog hop.

    1. So pleased you want to try it and thank you for both invitations, I’ll be sure to stop by πŸ™‚

  5. Seriously great ideas! We have dogs who are always licking windows, so this would not work for us, but I love the old natural vinegar trick!)

  6. I need to teach my kids to do this…they’re constantly dirtying up their mirror. Thanks for the tips and for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. Thanks Leslie. I totally know what you mean about having the kids help πŸ™‚

  7. Some seriously good tips here! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party, I’ll be featuring you tomorrow morning when the new party starts!

    1. Thank you so much and I truly appreciate the feature πŸ™‚ Thank you for hosting a place for all of us to share ideas.

  8. Linda Dugas says:

    Chas, does using the ammonia and water with cloth and squeegee help with preventing the spots that occur when my spouse brushes his teeth and shaves and leaves a daily mess on the bathroom mirror?
    Or maybe I should have said instead of preventing, but helping to re-clean the mirror? My hubby is a slob. I have to clean up after him like a 3 yr old, in all ways in all rooms ! P.S. I love your bathroom mirror lights, did you make those?

    1. Hi Linda, I’m so sorry and feel your pain. I don’t think it’ll prevent the mess from showing up. Here’s what I do for quick daily cleans – I fill a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol and spray the mirror spots and wipe them up with a microfiber cloth that I can wash. That usually does the trick. Let me know if that helps you, or if you still have questions. As for the lights… we bought those online when we re-did our bathroom. I liked how they looked like ice πŸ™‚

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