Want to ditch the harmful cleaning products but don’t think you can go without Windex? I hear ya! But keep reading to see how I get streak-free mirrors and windows every single time…without Windex!
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Over the last few years, I’ve been trying to move away from commercial cleaning products. The more I learn about the negative health consequences of harsh cleaning chemicals, the more I want them out of my home!
My first step away from traditional cleaners was when I kicked Windex to the curb.
Of all the glass cleaners out there, Windex was my favorite. I was a huge Windex fan, and off-brand glass cleaners just wouldn’t cut it. I tried several and they all left me with streaky mirrors.
I was sure I was a Windex girl for life!
(And if you’re thinking about My Big Fat Greek Wedding right about now, we can be best friends!)
But after learning about a little-known cleaning trick, I was finally able to ditch Windex for good.
Let me tell you all about it!
The Microfiber Cleaning Cloth: A Natural Alternative to Windex
Ah, the microfiber cloth.
Best. Invention. Ever.
Seriously, these purple microfiber cloths changed my whole outlook on cleaning! They really do give me streak-free mirrors and windows every single time, and all I do is use them with plain old water.
But I’ll be honest: I was a nonbeliever at first.
My mom bought a set of these rags for me when I first got married and I let them sit unused for quite a while.
Because I didn’t believe they would work on my mirrors. I didn’t believe anything could compete with my trusty Windex.
Well, I finally decided to give those rags a try. And honest to goodness, I threw out my Windex the same day! That’s how good these things are!
And they’re so easy to use too. Let me show you how I use these microfiber cloths to get streak-free windows and mirrors.
How to Use Microfiber Cloths to get streak-free Mirrors and Windows
I like to dampen one rag with water and use it to wipe down my mirrors and windows. Then, I simply dry the glass with another rag.
And it really does work with just water. I use zero cleaning products with these rags, and I never, ever have a single streak on my mirrors or windows!
More Uses for Microfiber Cloths
Early on, my mom stressed to me that these rags are workhorses. “Don’t limit them to just cleaning mirrors!” she said.
I’m getting better at using my microfiber cloths for other purposes, but I know I don’t use them to their full potential.
Right now, I use my rags to clean mirrors, windows, and even our eyeglasses.
I’ve also started using them to dust! I spritz a rag with water (so it isn’t soaked), and wipe every flat surface in our home to remove dust.
I prefer this method because it doesn’t stir up dust like a feather duster. Instead, the rags trap the dust so I can rinse it down the drain rather than just dispersing it in the air.
I can’t stress enough how much I love these rags. They are such a staple in my natural cleaning routine because they serve so many purposes in my home. I just know you’ll love them as much as I do!
Still Not Convinced?
I get it.
It just doesn’t seem possible that a microfiber cloth and a little bit of water could give you streak-free windows and mirrors every single time.
But I’m telling ya that it’s the truth.
And this is coming from the biggest nonbeliever in probably the whole world! I was so skeptical, and I just wouldn’t believe it until I saw it with my own eyes.
But microfiber cloths truly do work better than Windex. There. I said it. I believe these things blow Windex right out of the water!
So if you’re looking for a natural alternative to Windex, then these microfiber cloths are the way to go!
Final Thoughts on Microfiber Cloths
To wrap it all up, you can definitely get streak-free mirrors and windows without using harsh chemicals such as Windex. All you need is a set of microfiber cloths and some water to get a streak-free shine every single time!
And trust me: once you try them for yourself, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them!
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What about you? Have you found another natural alternative to Windex? Let me know about it in the comments! I’d love to know what works for you!
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