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Mum uses SHAMPOO to clean her filthy windows – with sparkling results

Is this the easiest cleaning trick ever? Mum uses SHAMPOO to clean her filthy windows – with sparkling results

  • A clever mum has revealed her simple homemade window cleaner formula  
  • She said you’ll need a bucket, hot water, a sponge, paper towel and shampoo
  • The homemade cleaning formula left some sceptical and impressed others

A savvy mum has used a bottle of everyday shampoo to clean windows around her house – and wowed thousands with the surprisingly effective results.

The woman, who is a member of the famed Mums Who Clean Facebook group, made her cleaning spray using a hot water and shampoo and cleaned the filthy, ‘caked’ windows using a sponge before wiping them down with paper towel. 

‘Put hot (as hot as your hands can take) water in bucket, add a squirt of shampoo and mix it up,’ she wrote. 

One savvy Melbourne mum has discovered a way to clean windows and leave them spotless and streak-free using a homemade recipe

‘Dunk your sponge and cover your entire window with the solution. Leave it for a minute or so until it’s almost dry then buff with a square of paper towel.

‘Streak-free spotless windows with so little effort. Just did all my windows today inside and out so quickly’.

‘I just lathered it on really well and let all the mud run off then did it a second time and spotless. I wish I had a before photo to compare.’

The woman also used the solution to clean her back door.  

According to Science Direct, shampoo was formulated to dissolve and remove dandruff and oil – which is why it works well as a cleaning ingredient. 

After publishing the idea on Facebook, some seemed sceptical about the homemade cleaning product while others shared their own home cleaning formulas using vinegar, dishwashing liquid and baby shampoo. 

Alternative ingredients to use instead of shampoo

White vinegar

Apple cider vinegar  

Dishwashing liquid

Baby shampoo

Essential oil 

Bleach 

Source: Facebook 

Why shampoo works as as a cleaning ingredient 

Shampoo was developed to replace soap for cleansing the scalp and hair by removing unwanted dandruff, dust, and residues of hair care products

As shampoo removes dirt, oil and other unwanted particles, its strong soapy consistency also works well to clean household surfaces 

Source: Science Direct 

The woman also used the solution to clean her back door (pictured). According to Science Direct , shampoo works well as a cleaning product because it is formulated to dissolve and remove dirt and oil

The woman also used the solution to clean her back door (pictured). According to Science Direct , shampoo works well as a cleaning product because it is formulated to dissolve and remove dirt and oil

‘I use dishwashing liquid, then wipe over with cloths in clear water to get soap off and when almost dry, I use an old clean, dry rag to go over them, perfect every time,’ one woman said. 

‘I don’t even use soap unless it’s very dirty – [like] kitchen grease – and then it will just be whatever dish wash or anything that has a little soap to it and if paper towel is an issue to use. I just always have a few window cloths floating about,’ another commented. 

A third added: ‘We used vinegar other day. The windows came up awesome’.

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