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  • Writer's pictureKevin Connors

Glass Cleaner Hack

Updated: Oct 27, 2023

While Inspired Organizers is an organizing company, we have learned some cool cleaning hacks along the way since we always clean the surfaces we organize before putting items in their new home. There are hundreds of fabric cleaning products on the market but did you know that used properly, glass cleaner can be be an excellent stain removing solution for fabrics? This is particularly helpful when cleaning your vehicle interior, since you probably have it with you anyway to do the vehicle windows.

The first step is to ensure that you have the appropriate type of glass cleaner. While the blue colored cleaner can be used, it is preferable to obtain the clear bottle variant to prevent any potential staining from the dye present in the blue glass cleaner.

Gently spray a small amount of clear glass celaner onto the fabric and allow it to sit for a duration of 5-10 minutes. It is important not to leave it for an extended period as the ammonia content can bleach the fabric if left for too long.

For clothing or sheets, proceed to wash them. In the case of carpets or sofas, blot the area dry. Repeat this process until the stain is completely removed.

By following these three straightforward steps, you can effectively eliminate stains. What makes glass cleaner so effective is the presence of ammonia, which serves as a natural stain remover by bleaching the affected area. According to information from Wikipedia, Windex contains Household Ammonia, also known as ammonium hydroxide. Pure ammonia is highly hazardous to the human body, which is why the household cleaning version incorporates added water and varies in concentration from 5-10 percent of pure ammonia.

Return to this blog for more cleaning and organizing tips to add new life to your home!

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