Uses For Windex: Remove Perfume Odors From Fabric And Plastic
I've been receiving lots of uses for Windex from readers for a while, so I thought I would compile them together into one place.
Below you'll find quite a number of ideas shared by readers.
Pat, from New Jersey, was the first one who shared an unusual use for this product, but she definitely wasn't the last. First, here's Pat's tip, and then scroll down for even more of them.
Perfumes can be very tough to get out of fabrics and plastics, but there is a simple way to knock-out the odor in many cases: Windex glass cleaner (original).
Saturate fabric with regular Windex and allow to sit several hours before laundering or rinsing with plain water. Careful with light-colored fabrics, as Windex has blue dye that may itself become a problem.
Plastics can be wiped clean with regular Windex, but for best results, saturate a paper towel with Windex and stick it to the plastic surface, allowing it to remain for several hours or until dry.
This works especially well on mice and computer keyboards when other cleaners fail to remove the perfume smell!
Thanks for sharing your tip Pat.
I would add that whenever you place anything wet on electronics, such as computer mice or keyboards, you need to be very careful so you don't harm them, so be very careful with this!
I've not personally used this tip, so I would love to hear from others, to hear if it works for you. I would think that part of how the Windex works for removing the perfume smells is through the ammonia in the product. In fact, ammonia is one of two products recommended for removing stains caused by perfume.
***Update: Although I've gathered most of the uses for this product below, sometimes the tip readers have shared for this product have fit somewhere else on the site better. Therefore, as I come across more uses which I've shared elsewhere on the site I'll add them here. Here's the first one:
I usually use OxiClean on my laundry stains, which, as you may know, comes in a blue spray bottle, as does Windex.
One day the Windex was sitting where the OxyClean usually is, and, not looking for more than a blue spray bottle I squirted it on an unknown brown stain on my toddler's shirt - and the stain instantly vanished!
I have tried Windex on other laundry stains since, and you have to be careful because it seems to set some stains rather than help.
I try other things first, and only if nothing else works do I reach for the Windex.
I would assume that this products works well for removing mystery stains because of the ammonia it contains, which is often used as a laundry stain remover.
I'm glad it works for you though, in a pinch much of the time.
Does anyone else use this product for removing stains from laundry, or for another use around your home? If so, you can share your uses for this product here, and if you use for laundry, say which types of stains it works for, and which it doesn't.
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