How To Take Care Of Your Glass: And 6 Other Home Cleaning Tips & Tricks

There’s nothing worse than cleaning a whole house only to look over to see streaks still covering all the glass windows, doors and mirrors. Here are ways to ensure streak free clean glass along with 6 other tips & tricks for a truly clean home.

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Streak Free Glass

  • Say no to paper towel and cotton rags. The best option when cleaning glass is to use either newspaper or microfiber cloths.
  • Make sure to work from the top to the bottom.
  • Use cotton swabs for hard to reach corners.
  • Try making your own glass cleaner formula by mixing 1 cup of rubbing alcohol, 1 cup of water, and 1 tablespoon of vinegar.
  • Lastly, don’t forget to work quickly! The longer the cleaner sits the more streaks you will find.

6 Other Cleaning Tips & Tricks

  1. Keep you baseboards clean by taking a dryer sheet to them.
  2. Clean the stove top like never before by using a mixture of Dawn dish soap, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide.
  3. Pour vinegar into a plastic bag and secure it over the shower head to unclog it and make it shine like new.
  4. Use a squeegee to get pet hair and lint out of couches and carpets.
  5. Clean window screens by rubbing a lint roller over them.
  6. Use a lemon to remove any hard water stains on faucets and shower fixtures.

With these tips & tricks your home will be cleaner than ever before.

How to Properly Clean Glass Windows

Cleaning glass windows – a task no one really likes to do but must be done. But how do you clean glass windows correctly and without streaks? Glass Express has the answers for you. Check out these tips we found on TLC on how to properly clean glass windows:

1. Use Distilled Water
Do you know what’s in your water? Neither do most people, but most times it doesn’t matter. When it comes to cleaning your windows, you should be concerned. Using hard water can leave streaks on your glass windows and mirrors.

2.  Vinegar can Help
Vinegar is one of those all-purpose ingredients that’s tough to live without. It’s as great on a salad as it is on your mirrors. Vinegar can do wonders for your windows and mirrors. A vinegar-water solution (50/50) work great. Just spray and wipe it away as you would with any other cleaner.

3. Minimize Suds
Cleaning with a bunch of suds will leave your glass full of streaks. If you are using vinegar, this shouldn’t be much of a problem; however, if you have a really dirty mirror and you want use soap to clean it, use very little.

4. Stay Away From Paper Towels
Paper towels should never be used to clean windows, mirrors, tabletops, or any type of glass at all. Paper towels leave behind dreadful, linty streaks. A microfiber cloth should be used instead.

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