The father in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” movie hit the nail on the head when he said, “Put some Windex on it.” Most people don’t know that Windex can be used for a variety of purposes, even though it is known for cleaning windows. Here are 12 unusually clever uses for windex that can help you with all your cleaning needs.
1.) Windex is an excellent jewelry cleaner
Living with Landyn recommends mixing some Windex and a few drops of dish soap in a jar. Microwave it. Then use a toothbrush to clean your jewelry. It will make it sparkle like it is brand new.
2.) Windex can be used to clean your toilets
Spay Windex into your toilet. Let it sit for 5 minutes, and then scrub like usual. This will help to get rid of most stains, based on reports from Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning.
3.) Windex can help get your zipper unstuck
HouseholdHackers suggests if you have a stuck zipper to grab a Q-tip and Windex. Rub the zipper with the Windex dipped Q-tip and it will eventually slip free.
4.) Windex is excellent for fixing your printer
Printer heads get clogged all the time, which make it impossible to print anything. To fix this, Bright Nest says you can spay Windex on a paper towel and lay it on the paper head overnight. Make sure to unplug the printer prior to doing this. Let the paper head dry, and then install new ink cartridges.
5.) Windex is a great stain remover on clothes
Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning, also suggest using clear Windex and spray it on the stain. Let the Windex soak for 15 minutes. After it soaks, throw it in the washing machine, like normal.
6.) Windex is excellent for cleaning microfiber
You can use Windex and a scrub brush on microfiber fabric to help clean it. Just spray the microfiber. Scrub with the brush. Then let it dry. Making the World Cuter shows you exactly how its done.
7.) Windex can be used as a powerful bug spray
Spay Windex around crevices to the outside of your home, according to HouseholdHacker. It is a repellent to most insects, and it will kill some that try and enter.
8.) Windex is safe to help clean most electronics
Windex is safe to use on electronics like cellphones and computers, according to Bright Nest. It will not only make them look clean but get rid of the germs, as well.
9.) You can use Windex to degrease your kitchen
Although it is meant for windows, Windex is excellent at helping to remove grease stains in your kitchen surfaces. Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning says a little Windex can go a long way degreasing your range hood, kitchen fan, or even your pots and pans.
10.) Windex makes an excellent whiteboard eraser
If dry erase marker sits on a board for too long, it becomes difficult to clean. Windex is an excellent way to clean in these situations, because it gets rid of the old marks, according to Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning.
11.) Windex can be used to shine a stainless steel surface
When stainless steel appliances begin to look dull, Bright Nest says you can use Windex on them to make them shine again.
12.) Windex can be used to loosen a stuck ring on your finger
If a ring ever gets stuck on your finger, HouseholdHackers suggests spraying Windex on your finger. It will allow the ring to slip off with ease.