Friday, February 17, 2017
First paper towels and windex...
We had a beautiful day yesterday with a temperature of 58 degrees and sunshine! Wow! I decided it was time to give the front room's windows and doors a good washing-up. Between kids and dogs and weather and barn grime, the windows were really disgusting. I decided to go back to the Good Old Days when I learned how to use newspaper and vinegar for washing windows. I call it The First Paper Towels and Windex. And do you know how effective these tools are? Very! No streaks. Just clean and shiny. I always make sure I'm drying the windows with a dry piece of newspaper for a streak-free shine. The only downside to this method is that your hands will have some of the inky residue from the paper, but it washes off. I don't know why the ink doesn't come off on the windows, but it doesn't. Newspapers are also great for cleaning the glass on the wood-burning stove and car windows. Growing up at home, we used newspaper and brown paper bags for draining fried foods and for cooling cookies.
Here we are -- clean and shiny windows! I feel like I just cut my bangs! I can see! Do you have any tips for washing windows or for any other cleaning chore? What are some of your favorite cleaning tools or cleaners?