4 Window Cleaning Tips and Hacks Tested

Do coffee filters and newspaper actually work to clean windows? Is a DIY glass cleaner better than store bought? We’re testing popular window cleaning hacks to find out!

Cleaning your windows can be a pain. To help make the job easier, we’re testing four window cleaning hacks to see if they actually work:

  • Store-bought glass cleaners can leave behind streaks and residue. Can a do-it-yourself window cleaner made from simple ingredients you already have around your house — vinegar, water and dish soap — leave your windows streak-free? We’re going to try it and find out.
  • If you don’t have paper towels handy after you’ve used your glass cleaner, there are a ton of hacks for stand-ins — among them newspaper and coffee filters. We’re testing both to see whether either really works to clean windows.
  • And don’t forget those hard-to-reach window tracks that collect dirt and dust. We’ll test using a sponge brush on window tracks and help you decide if it’s worth trying.

Hack #1: Make your own DIY glass cleaner.

Combine the following ingredients and pour into a spray bottle. - 2 cups water - 1/4 cup vinegar - 1/2 teaspoon dish soap

To remove streaks and dirt, spray the mixture onto your windows and wipe clean with a paper towel.

Hacks #2 and #3: Use newspaper or coffee filters to clean windows.

If you’re out of paper towels, this hack uses newspaper or coffee filters to clean dirty windows. Spray windows with cleaner and use just as you would paper towels. Which one worked? Watch to find out!

Hack #4: Clean window tracks with a sponge brush.

Dip a sponge brush into a multipurpose cleaner and then scrub window tracks with the brush. It’s the perfect fit for those narrow spaces.

Want even more window cleaning hacks? Check out these tips and tricks to make your home’s windows sparkle.

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