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Vinegar and water make the ideal hypoallergenic cleaning solution

This gentle cleaner is tough on smudges but easy on allergies.

Allergy sufferers face a difficult challenge when it comes to using cleaning products. While dust mites, pet dander and other home allergens will aggravate symptoms, so can some of the harsh products used to clean the house.

But anyone who deals with allergies can use this handy tip for washing their windows: Instead of a harsh chemical cleaning solution, homeowners can make their own window wash out of white vinegar and hot water.

According to home care expert Martha Stewart, this makes an ideal window cleaner, and it's easy to make as well as inexpensive. All you need is a large container of white vinegar and some warm tap water.

Simply mix one part vinegar and one part water to make a streak-free hypoallergenic cleaning product. Now you can get your glass super clean and shiny without dealing with harsh chemicals that could increase your allergy symptoms.

Once it's prepared, you can use the mixture just as you would a standard glass cleaner, with a lint-free cloth or squeegee to make all of the windows in your home look beautiful.

Still, cleaning the house can stir up dust mites and other allergens and many people feel that their allergies are worsened while doing this. To avoid making your symptoms act up, make sure that you wear a respirator mask while you return your home to its sparkling condition.

This white vinegar solution is an easy way to get your windows to sparkle with cleanliness and keep your allergies from ruining your day. Another great way to take allergens out of your home is to make sure that you use a whole house air purifier to make your air as fresh as your windows.

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