How to clean mirrors and windows without streaks: an elementary way for housewives
Cleaning windows and mirrors can be a real challenge due to persistent streaks. They are hard to avoid. Even expensive cleaning products sometimes leave marks.
However, there are several cleaning methods that can help make glass surfaces shiny and sparkling. The Sun has shared the most affordable and effective life hacks.
How to clean windows and mirrors properly
Before using detergents, wipe the glass with a paper towel to remove dust and oil stains.
There is one very cheap life hack: after applying the detergent, wipe the windows with a newspaper. It does not leave lint, but it can damage the frames with ink.
It is also worth using a cotton cloth for cleaning, wiping the glass with gentle movements from side to side in one direction. Microfibre cloths also do not leave streaks. Experts recommend applying shaving foam to a microfibre cloth and gently polishing the surface.
Avoid any products with soaps, fragrances or dyes, as these additives can leave streaks and stains on mirrors and windows.
Another reason why mirrors and windows leave streaks after cleaning is because you rub the glass. Press the glass very gently, avoiding circular motions.
How to clean glass
The best option is white vinegar. It sometimes works better than expensive cleaning products.
Take an empty spray bottle, pour water and vinegar in a 4:1 ratio. Spray the mixture on the glass and wipe it with newspaper, a cotton towel or a microfibre cloth.
This affordable product can also be used for other cleaning purposes, such as removing stubborn grease from oven racks or limescale from a kettle.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told how to wash dishes faster and save water.
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