Molly Mc

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Molly started decorating imaginary children's rooms out of the Laura Ashley catalog in junior high. Since then, she's bought a house, inherited a… read more

Comments - The "Does It Work?" Challenge: Cleaning Windows & Mirrors with Newspaper

Stephanie on Nov 22, 2014:

I use baking soda dissolved in warm water. Spread the solution on your glass/mirrors and let dry for a minute. You will have a white film on the surface which you wipe off with newspaper. Crystal clear every time.

MollyMC on Mar 16, 2012:

To buy this weekend: Squeegee

Valerie on Mar 16, 2012:

From the house to the ambulance; dishsoap, water, and a squeegie makes windows crystal clear - inside and out. (A 4x4 window in under 1 minute)  Like SueK, I'm never going back to anything else.

SueK. on Mar 16, 2012:

 I once asked the commercial window cleaner that whipped thru all the office windows in an hour how he got them so spotless.  His answer: water. dishsoap and a good squeegie. I bought my first squeegie and have never gone back! It works like a charm.


Katie on Mar 15, 2012:

Newspaper worked because the inks used to be oil-based and polished the window.  (Remember glass polish?)  Now a days the inks are soy-based and don't have the same effect.  

MollyMC on Mar 13, 2012:

I'm so glad y'all are enjoying this! Thanks for your comments. 

@Sarah, great tip about the industrial size coffee filters! I bet the people who work at Starbucks have really clean windows.

Sarah on Mar 13, 2012:

The trick for the coffee filters is to get the really big ones they use in coffeeshops. They're at least twice as big as the kind you get at the grocery store, maybe even three times. And they really do work like a charm.

vanessa on Mar 13, 2012:

Yup, it works. The only problem is that if you have white woodwork the ink rubs off on it.  Clean windows, grey woodwork.  Humph!

Julie on Mar 12, 2012:

I love this series already!

Cristina on Mar 12, 2012:

Yes, it works great! My grandma used this when I was little :)

Brigi on Mar 12, 2012:

My Mom also used to use newspaper. However she did not use color printed pages. There must be something in the black lead....

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