I will confess right now that I HATE cleaning windows. However, every now and then I feel the urge to do it – usually when I’m trying to look out the window in full sun and can’t see anything but the grime.
In the past I’ve always used my trusty Windex and several rolls of paper towels. However, no matter how careful I am, I always end up with streaks. And once the dirt film is gone, the streaks are really noticeable.
But I found a solution – newspaper instead of paper towels. For years I’d heard about using newspaper but was skeptical. Even after I bought a newspaper so I could try it, I didn’t really believe it would work. But it did! It worked much better than paper towels. There were fewer streaks and no lint.
Here’s what you do: use the black and white pages of the newspaper (a little color is okay), crumple a section into a loose ball, spray the window with your cleaner and wipe just like you do with a paper towel.
There you go. Streak free and lint free windows for a fraction of the cost. You will need some soap, though – to wash the newsprint off your hands. And after you clean your windows, could you come and do mine?