Clean Windows with a Coffee Filter

by Amy Gordon
(last updated December 3, 2018)

Some times it can be frustrating to clean a window with a cloth only to find that pieces of lint have been left behind. It becomes even more frustrating when, after switching to paper towels, you find the paper towels leave bits of paper on the window. Even when nothing is left from the cloth or paper towel, it can be extremely frustrating to get either cloth or paper towels to leave a streak-free, sparkling window without a lot of work, and even then it sometimes will not end up as planned.

If you are tired of having such problems, here is a trick that might make things just a little bit easier. Believe it or not, an ordinary coffee filter can make your windows sparkle better than a cloth or paper towel. Just follow the steps below to clean your window with a coffee filter.

Start by cleaning the window in your usual way. Use glass cleaner, either store bought or the home made solution we mention in another article, and either a cloth or paper towel and wipe it down as much as you can. After you have gone through this normal cleaning runtime, it is time to try something new. Pull out your coffee filter and wipe down the whole window again with the filter. Watch in amazement as the glass looks better than it did before.

This works for a pretty simple reason. Cloth and paper towels leave lint streaks on the glass. Coffee filters will absorb leftover moisture. This means that nothing will be left over except the beautiful shine that you always wanted. As an added bonus, when you are using a filter to make your morning coffee, you can look at your sparkling windows and feel even more awake in the morning. Nothing beats waking up to a clean house, and those clean windows will make everything shine even more.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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