How to clean windows without streaks

Updated April 17, 2017

Are you tired of looking out your windows and seeing hazy streaks after you just finished cleaning them? Are you tired of lint being left behind by the paper towels used to clean your windows? With a few household tricks, you can clean your windows without leaving the hazy streaks paper towels or cloth rags can leave.

Gather the items needed and prepare your windows by raising the blinds and pulling back the drapes and curtains. You can either buy vinegar and water window cleaner or make your own.

To make your own window cleaner, simply pour 55 ml of vinegar in a 1-litre container and fill it with water.

Spray the window with the vinegar and water solution. You want to spray in a mist, not a stream. Ball up a page of the newspaper and begin wiping the window as you would with a rag or paper towel. You may have to turn the paper over if it gets too wet to dry the window on one side.

Repeat step 2 for each window. When you get finished, your windows will be sparkling clear with no hazy streaks to be found.


Use only black printed newspaper, as colour sometimes transfers from the paper to woodworking.

Things You'll Need

  • Newspaper
  • Vinegar & water window cleaner
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