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Casa Quickie: Window Washing

Did you know that newspapers work just as well, if not better, as paper towels for washing windows? To wash your windows with newspaper, make sure to avoid glossy or colored paper to avoid running ink. Then, ball up the newspaper and scrub away. Be careful to get all of the traces of window cleaner off your windows to avoid streaks. If you want to get your windows even more sparkly clean, use a squeegee.


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gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
The vinegar trick is great! It also gets rid of streaks on mirrors.
moss1080 moss1080 8 years
Old newspaper works best. Also, you can use warm water and corn flour in a spray bottle for grimy windows or hydrogen peroxide and water mix.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I'd go one step further and use vinegar to wash the windows as well as the newspaper. I haven't washed my windows since hearing about this trick but I can't wait to try it.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
My mother does this, she told me when I was very young. Newspapaer works amazing!!
ElleJay ElleJay 8 years
huh? it won't make it all grimey?? hmm
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Yes, Newspaper and White Vinagar is great for windows and glass. Also, boiling vingar on the stovetop kills odor through the house.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 8 years
My BF tells me this every time he sees me wash a window or mirror with a papertowel
pjtach pjtach 8 years
newspaper with white vinegar is the absolute best way to wash windows and mirrors! way less less toxic than any windex-esque product (remember indoor air quality is super important!) and good for the environment, too. i run a green cleaning biz in my off time from being an artist and a me, vinegar and newspaper.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Really? That would save A LOT more papertowels! I go through them like crazy on my cleaning days!
Nina_79 Nina_79 8 years
I alway use old newspapers to wash windows. You can also use them to clean mirrors.
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