Got a pile of newspapers left over from all that coupon-clipping?
Since winter’s a long way off (and chances are, you won’t be needing those papers for fire starters), consider putting that stack of newsprint to good use by cleaning your windows the old-fashioned way!
You Will Need:
- Spray bottle
- White vinegar
- Rubber gloves (optional)
- To begin, mix one half water with one half vinegar in your spray bottle. Mix well. (For a fresh, lemony smell you can add a bit of lemon juice to the mixture.)
- Put on your rubber gloves and crumple a sheet of newspaper really well.
- Spray windows with vinegar solution.
- Wipe dry with your newspaper.
- Stand back and admire your handy work!
One final word about wearing rubber gloves: As I said, this is totally optional. However, wet newspaper can leave you with that less-than-flattering, “My mascara bottle exploded all over my hands” look. If this isn’t your thing (as it’s definitely not mine), I suggest donning the still-not-uber-flattering rubber gloves. 😉
Erin J. says
HAHAHAHA my hubby mentioned this just the other day and I gave him the “look”…. you know the one where you think they’ve just grown 2 heads.
Sarah Wright says
Works Great! I’ve never had a problem with Scratches on Glass. A friends Dad who used to have a bunch of Antique cars used to use newpaper on his antique car windows….I started doing it. Saves from having to do cleaning rag laundry!
Just a comment. Newspaper scratches glass. You shouldn’t use it to clean windows.