5 Tricks to Cleaning Windows and Mirrors


Grab Some Newspaper

When it's window-cleaning time, turn unsightly streaks, smears and lint into yesterday's news by spraying the windows with homemade glass cleaner (see the recipe above) and wiping them dry using crumpled-up newspaper.

Employing newsprint instead of rags or paper towels will leave your hands dirty but your windows sparkling and lint-free -- cheaply and without streaks. You can also dip the crumpled newspaper directly into a bucket of the homemade cleaner while wearing rubber or vinyl gloves, wipe down the glass with the wet newspaper, and, to finish off, use dry sheets of newspaper to dry and polish the windows.