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Why You Should Ditch Your Glass Cleaner

A person sprays cleaner onto a window.
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The aisle of cleaning products at the grocery store is packed full of items promising to do just about everything from removing mold to killing germs. While some of these different products can be useful, you should definitely be skipping your glass cleaner.

No, we’re not saying to forgo cleaning your mirrors and windows. Instead, we’re recommending saving money on an expensive cleaning product and going the DIY route.

Sara San Angelo, a professional cleaner who runs Confessions of a Cleaning Lady, spoke with The Spruce and explained why glass cleaner is the cleaning product you need to ditch and we’re sold on the idea.

According to San Angelo, glass cleaners can be dangerous if they’re mixed with your other cleaners. Considering you need a few different things to clean areas like your kitchen and bathroom, mixing these products could inadvertently happen. But the most important part of her reasoning is budgetary.

Glass cleaners can be expensive. Instead of spending your hard-earned money on it, you can opt for a DIY option that is much cheaper (and is less likely to interact with other cleaners).

Homyfux Empty Clear Glass Spray Bottles

Who says DIY cleaners can't be cute?

All you need is white vinegar, water, and a glass spray bottle. Add in equal parts water and vinegar, combine well, and spray it on your mirrors and windows. Clean with a microfiber cloth, and you’re done. You can keep it on hand basically indefinitely, and vinegar is such an affordable ingredient that you’ll be able to replenish your DIY cleaner for pennies in comparison to commercial ones.

If you’re looking to save money on cleaning products, your glass cleaner should get the chop.

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Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »
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