Window cleaning: Mrs Hinch fans share ‘old school’ hack to leave windows ‘streak free’

Mrs Hinch cleans her windows using a dishmatic

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Cleaning guru Mrs Hinch has inspired Britons to scrub up their homes with her cheap and simple hacks. Some of her fans have recommended using newspapers to get rid of window streaks.

Mrs Hinch shot to fame by sharing her practical cleaning hacks in view of 4.1 million Instagram followers.

She has inspired others to create social media groups dedicated to her hacks where homeowners will also share their own tips.

How to clean windows

Posting in a Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook group, one woman asked for advice on getting rid of smears on her windows.

She wrote: “I’ve just cleaned my windows with window cleaner and they are badly smeared.

“So I then cleaned with vinegar and kitchen towel, but they still look the same so I cleaned them with soapy water.

“Then again with clean cloths and Windolene and they are still smeared. Anything else I can try to get a streak free shine?”

The homeowner explained she struggled to get rid of streams on her window but others were on hand to offer advice.

The post was soon flooded with hundreds of comments with many suggesting an old fashioned trick for cleaning windows.

A number of social media users recommended newspapers for getting rid of streaks.

One posted: “I love cleaning my windows, I use white vinegar spray and scrunched up newspaper. Spray both sides of windows then using scrunched up newspaper clean/rub up and down on one side of the window and left to right on the other side.”

Another said: “Try a newspaper, I love using it for cleaning windows and leaving mirrors streak free.” 

A third agreed, stating: “Newspaper and washing up liquid.”

“I usually do washing up liquid hot water and polish with newspaper. Old school,” one more added.

Another continued: “Try vinegar in warm water and newspapers, it works for me.”

One more homeowner shared advice on cleaning without any streaks.

They explained scrubbing the windows when it is sunny outside could actually be the cause of streaks.

The homeowner questioned: “Did you clean them while the sun was shining?

“Never clean windows while the sun shines on them, they will always have smears.”

Another social media user agreed and shared similar advice.

They wrote: “Never clean windows in the sun, you’ll never get them smear free.”

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