There are lots of tips out there about how to best clean your house. Some of them—such as the idea that newspaper should be used for window cleaning—are false and misleading. To find out which household cleaning tips are effective and which tips are just myths, keep reading.
Hair Spray is an Effective Way to Remove Ink Stains
It’s true that hair spray will remove ink stains. But this is only because hair spray contains alcohol. We recommend using rubbing alcohol to blot out ink instead. Using rubbing alcohol is cheaper and more effective, as most new hair spray products are low-alcohol.
Vinegar is a Great All-Purpose Cleaner
Vinegar is often hailed as the natural cleaner that can be used on any surface. And while it’s great at cleaning and deodorizing surfaces such as plastic, glass, and ceramic, it can damage others. For instance, do not use vinegar on porous surfaces such as grout and unsealed grout. The acid in vinegar can also damage hardwood flooring.
Newspaper Should be Used to Clean Windows
Using newspaper to clean your windows has benefits and drawbacks. One of the advantages is that newspaper does not have much lint. But one of the disadvantages is that it can leave smeared newspaper ink on the glass and the window frames.
Use Furniture Polish to Clean Wood
We recommend dusting your wood surfaces with a lint-free microfiber cloth. Do not use furniture polish very often, if ever, because furniture polishes contain oils that attract dust.
Bleach is an Ideal Cleaner
Many people use bleach as a cleaner. Bleach is a very effective disinfectant, but it’s not actually a good cleaner. Instead, it’s best to use a gentle cleanser to clean the surface before you apply a disinfectant such as bleach.
If you need your windows cleaned professionally, contact Crystal Clear Window Washing. Give us a call at (773) 942-6765 if you have any questions, and visit our website to learn about the window cleaning and other cleaning services we offer.