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How to make homemade non-toxic cleaner for windows

Get a jump start on spring cleaning with this homemade non-toxic cleaner that'll give you squeaky clean windows.

homemade-cleaner-2016 Photo: iStock

Ages 3+ with help

You’ll need:

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  • spray bottle (from the dollar store)
  • sticker labels
  • permanent markers
  • white vinegar
  • water
  • newspapers

To make cleaner:

  1. Fill the spray bottle halfway with vinegar.
  2. Add enough water to fill the bottle.
  3. Screw on the cap and shake until mixed.
  4. Think up a snazzy name for your product (how about Window Wonder?).
  5. With markers and stickers, label the bottle and list ingredients. Add marker doodles and stickers for eye appeal.

Get cleaning:

  1. Start inside and tackle only the windows you can reach; adults can spray upper parts of windows.
  2. Scrunch up newspaper and rub over the wet glass until it’s clear.
  3. Finish the job by cleaning the outside of the windows.
  4. Wash newspaper ink off hands, and admire the view.

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