Polski
русский
Українська

This popular life hack for cleaning windows only makes things worse: here is what you should never do

Anna OnishchenkoLife
This popular life hack for cleaning windows actually makes things worse

We all remember our grandmother's cleaning tips from childhood. Some of them are really wise and time-tested, but others can not only be ineffective but also harmful.

Today, we're going to talk about an old life hack that says you can use a newspaper to clean windows quickly and without streaks. It's still popular, but Jetlag Remedy, a professional cleaning company, explained why you should use professional cleaning products on TikTok.

Presumably, people decided to start cleaning windows with newspapers because they didn't have an alternative before. But today, when you can find many different sponges on store shelves and news can be read online, newspapers are no longer of practical value.

However, some people still think about trying to clean their windows with newspapers. You shouldn't waste your time on this as this method will not only fail to impress you with its efficiency but may also leave additional contamination.

Newspapers do absorb moisture, which can prevent streaks, but they can also leave ink and paper residue on the glass. Experts recommend using special detergents and microfiber cloths as they will not disappoint.

In addition, older people often emphasize that only natural materials and products should be used when cleaning. Allegedly, all kinds of chemicals can harm both health and the surfaces we clean. That's why we should use vinegar.

In fact, vinegar is indeed a cheap, natural product that has antibacterial properties. However, Jetlag Remedy warns that it cannot be used on all surfaces.

For example, the acid can damage natural stone surfaces such as marble, granite, etc. You should also not use vinegar to clean wooden floors, furniture, and some other materials.

Thus, feel free to trust the life hacks from the past, but be sure to check whether they are safe and effective for a particular surface.

Subscribe to OBOZ.UA channels on Telegram and Viber to keep up with the latest events.

Other News

Hearty zucchini pancakes: you should add a special ingredient

Hearty zucchini pancakes: you should add a special ingredient

A great alternative to potato pancakes
The incredible Taurus season has begun for three zodiac signs: who will be lucky from April 19 to May 20

The incredible Taurus season has begun for three zodiac signs: who will be lucky from April 19 to May 20

Venus is coming into her own, and her attention will be especially focused on these signs