So, I love my new house. One thing I don't love are the giant mirrors in every bathroom. I don't love them for several reasons but namely that I have to look in them (no avoiding giant wall length mirrors) and that I have to clean them. No matter what product I used, they all left streaks. I don't love cleaning and having it look like I didn't clean is even worse. So I scoured the internet and found a possible solution. Mix equal parts cleaning solution (green works, windex, etc.) and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray on surface and clean with newspaper....yes, I said newspaper. Works like a charm. The site said to dump out half the windex and just fill to the top with vinegar. Wasteful, wasteful people. I just poured the windex into a measuring bowl and then split it in half. Then I added vinegar to each bowl (in equal proportions to the windex, i.e. 4 c. windex+ 4 c. vinegar) and poured into two spray bottles. Now I have double the cleaning solution and only spent $3.00 for two bottles. They said to get old newspapers or buy a ream of newsprint. Um, no thanks. I went to the newspaper printing plant and asked for their end bolt of newsprint. They sold it to me for $5.00. It's roughly 200 ft. of newsprint. Voila! Streak-free cleaning. I was so excited I had to share.
P.S. The newsprint also works great for kids art projects and it's much cheaper than butcher paper. Because, let's be honest, I don't think I'm going to clean my mirrors often enough to warrant 200 ft. of newsprint lying around my house.