Windex is one of the world's most popular brands, and it owes most of its cleaning power to a single ingredient: ammonia. But if you aren't interested in paying top dollar for a relatively simple mix of alcohol, ammonia, soap and food coloring, you're in luck. Numerous sites, including this one
, offer recipes for Windex knock-offs that will do a great job on your windows at a fraction of the price.
The Windex recipe only uses a little ammonia. If you wish, you can use the rest of the bottle for cleaning your carpets
, degreasing your stove, cleaning your oven, and numerous other uses
. Just be sure to use it in a well-ventilated area, never ever
mix it with chlorine bleach, and wear a pair of gloves.