Sometimes all it takes is water

| June 1, 2008

We are so accustomed to adding a cleaning additive to our water in order to clean anything. Have you ever tried cleaning your windows with just water first?

Just for grins, fill a spray bottle with water. Use it to clean your windows before you attempt to use a cleaning additive (even if the additive is vinegar). You’ll be pleasantly surprised that water can take care of most ordinary dirt on windows.

Of course, there are times when water just won’t cut it. Then you can escalate your cleaning efforts by adding vinegar.

I found out several years ago as the owner of a dog who, for one reason or the other, liked to lick our sliding glass door windows. For the life of me I couldn’t figure this little quirk out. Anyway, I couldn’t use the usual window cleaner for fear of poisoning my beautifully odd pup.

I took water, put it on a paper towel and cleaned the windows. I was surprised that it did a great job. The long and the short of it is, try water first. Oh, and the pup…he gave up licking windows. Now he just chews anything that is within his reach.

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Felicia is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment.

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