I can never pass up a good cleaning hack! It is like my mind and body is so drawn to learning quick ways to use a product in a variety of ways, and how to get my home clean in less time! Not to mention sometimes you just need to learn how to clean your house fast and simplifying the number of products you use helps.
Do you remember in My Big Fat Greek Wedding the dad was always walking around with Windex and putting it on everything? Well who knew that guy knew something the rest of us didn’t. Here are 10 different uses for Windex other than just cleaning windows in your home!
10 Different Uses for Windex
- Stuck Zipper: Whether your coat, pants, or even your purse or book bag has a stuck zipper, Windex can save the day! Spray some Windex on the zipper to help lubricate and unstick it, then gently move the zipper back and forth to get it working again.
- Clean Jewelry: Add a little Windex in a bowl then a few drops of Dawn dish soap. Stir it around, drop in your jewelry and let it sit for five to ten minutes. Then rinse in cool water and look at your jewelry sparkle!
- Heavy Appliances: If you need to move your fridge and find it is sticking to your hardwood or linoleum floor, try this trick. Spray some Windex on your floor by the feet or base of the appliance. Then slowly try to move the appliance across the floor. The Windex acts as a lubricant!
- Grease Fighter: You might be surprised but Windex is a great grease fighter. Use this to clean items like your fans, oven hoods, and more in your kitchen. It will help pull out any stuck on grease and offer a nice shine.
- Stings: Outside playing and then you get stung by a wasp or bee. In a pinch, you can spray Windex right onto the sting area after you remove stinger to help the pain go away in seconds.
- Microfiber Furniture: If you own synthetic microfiber furniture, you can use Windex to spot clean stains. Just spritz your Windex on the area and lightly brush over the area with a soft-bristled brush. Now make sure not to saturate the area, and always work the same direction. After it dries use a soft bristle brush to soften up the area again.
- Permanent Marker on Whiteboards: Accidentally use a permanent marker on a whiteboard? I have and thought it was trash, but you can use your versatile blue cleaner to wipe away that permanent marker in a hurry!
- Keep Bugs Off Plants: If you have gnats and other bugs around your houseplants try this trick. Take four cups water and two squirts of Windex and use this to spray on top of the soil of your houseplants. It will help deter any bugs.
- Landry Stains: Run into a stain on your favorite blouse? Lightly spray Windex on your stained area, let sit for 15 minutes. Blot (not rub) with a clean cloth, and then simply rinse in cold water to try and pull out the stain. Then wash the item as directed. Don’t dry the item unless you see the stain has fully been removed. If not repeat the process.
- Clean Your Car: Windex is very mild and is great for even cleaning inside your car on the dash, steering wheel, and more. Just spray onto a soft, microfiber cloth and wipe the inside of your car down.
For more cleaning inspiration, check out some of these other cleaning posts to get your house ready for spring!
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