Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Newspaper for Washing Windows

Maybe this is common sense and maybe everyone knows about this little trick already but its new to me and I love it. Newspaper to wash your windows! My grandmother used this trick back in the day and she swears by it so I had to give it a shot.

The first thing I think of when I think about newspaper is the awful black smudges that get all over my hands and, subsequently, all over my face. So the thought of using something that produces those black smudges to wash my windows didn't seem, to me, like it would work. However, I do get these junky newspapers twice a week in the mail and I'm all for using less paper towels so I was definitely up for testing it out.

I had used a dirty washcloth to go over this mirror really fast. Obviously, it left some pretty bad streaks, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out the newspaper method. I used it with my homemade window cleaner I found here. I'll probably be testing a few new window cleaning recipes when I run out. I'm just not a huge fan of using ammonia in anything.

Doesn't that look great? I never would have guessed that newspaper could produce results like that. I now have a little stack of newspaper under my kitchen sink for the next time I need to clean my windows/mirrors.

Do you know of any great homemade ammonia-free window cleaning recipes I should try? Let me know in the comments!

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