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Hints from Heloise - Homemade Shower-Door Cleaner


Dear Heloise: You had a recipe for a shower-door cleaner in one of your columns that I failed to cut out. I think it had vinegar, water, alcohol and I don’t know if there was anything else. My shower doors have soap scum and hard water built up on them.


Patty, via email


Dear Reader: Here is my easy recipe for a shower-door cleaner. Mix a half cup of vinegar (white or apple cider), 1 pint of rubbing alcohol and 1 teaspoon of dish washing liquid, and finish with enough water to make a gallon. Put some into a clearly labeled spray bottle and use the rest for washing windows. Vinegar is a multipurpose, cheap product that can be used for many chores. Soak a stopped-up shower head in a small, plastic bag (if it can’t be removed) of full-strength vinegar overnight to remove hard-water buildup.

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