Monday, June 6, 2011

Streak-free windows

Photo by Ricardo Diaz
I learned an easy way to have streak-free windows and mirrors while living in Latin America. Not only will you get streak-free results, but this method will show you a new way to reuse your newspaper before throwing it into the recycling bin.

Things You Need:
  • Your favorite window-washing solution
  • Several sheets of newspaper

Steps to Take:
  1. Wad up a few pieces of newspaper into separate wads
  2. Spray the windows and mirrors as normal
  3. Use a wadded piece of  newspapers to wipe the surface as you would with a paper towel. 
  4. Recycle the newspaper
While this method seems unconventional, it works well and does not leave fluff on the surfaces you clean, unlike paper towels. The only drawback is that you end up with newspaper ink on your hands, but you can wash it off with warm soap and water. However, the ink will not stain your windows or mirrors.

Give this method a try the next time you clean your glass surfaces. Let me know how it goes. 

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