It can be very frustrating to finish cleaning your windows or mirrors, only to find that they are already marked with lint and streaks. This is made worse when you think about the money you have spent on special glass cleaners. Take this quiz to learn a few simple tips that will have your windows looking crystal clear and save money.
Glass cleaners and paper towels leave behind lint and streaks on your windows or mirrors and they can be expensive.
Mix two tablespoons of ammonia, half a cup rubbing alcohol and a quarter teaspoon of mild non-antibacterial dishwashing liquid to make your very own home-made glass-cleaner.
A crumpled up piece of newspaper makes a great cloth for cleaning a window or mirror. Simply spray the cleaner onto the window or mirror and wipe with the newspaper.
Newspaper can also make a good sponge for window cleaning. Dip it into the home cleaner, wipe down the window and then dry the window with a dry piece of newspaper.
Make sure you wear rubber or vinyl gloves when you dip the newspaper into the cleaner.
Paper coffee filters are a cheap and effective window cleaner. They are absorbent and won't leave lint on the window.
Rubbing your window with an eraser will remove streaks and help to create a crystal-clear window.
Rub the window with an eraser after washing and drying the window well, to create a diamond-bright shine.
Avoid cleaning the windows when the sun is shining directly on them. The cleaner will dry on the window before you have a chance to wipe it and the window will end up dirtier than before.
Wind will dry the cleaner before you have a chance to wipe it, and may blow further dust onto the window, making the windows dirtier than they started out.