10 Surprising Uses For Windex That You Probably Never Knew About

I’m willing to bet that among your cleaning supplies, you have at least one bottle of Windex. That’s because Windex makes glass and shiny surfaces sparkle like no other. However, you probably didn’t know that Windex can actually be used for a ton of different things. Here are 10 surprising uses for Windex that you’ve likely never heard about.

1. Jewelry

If your jewelry is looking a little dull, try mixing together some Windex and a few drops of dish soap. Microwave the mixture until it is slightly warm. Soak your jewelry in the mixture for 5-10 minutes and watch it come out sparkling clean!

2. Stuck Rings

On the note of jewelry, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of panic you get when a ring just will not come off your finger. Try spraying the area with a bit of Windex and it should slide right off.

3. Stuck Zippers

If your zipper is stuck, try this hack before you go ahead and get it replaced. Apply a bit of Windex to a Q-tip, then rub the Q-tip around the stuck zipper. This should help it unfree itself.

4. Cars

Although going to the car wash is ideal, we don’t always have the time or money to spend on that. Instead, coat the inside and outside of your windshield in Windex, then wipe away for a shiny and streak-free appearance.

5. Stainless Steel Surfaces

You can go ahead and buy specific stainless steel cleaning products, but those can get pretty pricey. It turns out that a couple spritzes of Windex will also have your stainless steel appliances and sink looking shiny and spot-free.

6. Dry Erase Board

Have you ever wondered why dry erase boards can be so difficult to clean? Well, they don’t have to be. Windex will remove those stubborn marker stains so that your board looks clean and fresh for its next use.

7. Crystal

Have you ever been discouraged from buying some antique crystal because it was just too filthy? Windex will have old and dull crystal looking brand-spanking new again.

8. Clothing Stains

If you don’t have a stain-remover on hand, Windex will do the trick. Simply spray the stain with some Windex, let it sit for a few minutes, then pop it into the washing machine. You’d be surprised as to how effective it can be!

9. Sponges

To make your sponge last as long as possible, apply a few drops of Windex to it, then rise under warm water. This will help you to get the most mileage out of your sponge.

10. Bugs

If you don’t love sharing your home with pests, Windex is a good weapon to use in the war against bugs. Just spray some on if you see bugs around your house. However, you shouldn’t try this hack with bees — it will likely just make them angry and more likely to sting.