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Bree: “You don’t have to wash those. I already did them.”
Orson: “Oh, I found some streaks. So, I’m wiping them down with undiluted red wine vinegar.”
Bree: “I’ve never heard of that.”
Orson: “Oh, sure. And for tougher spots I use a fifty-fifty mix of denatured alcohol and water. And for those really intractable stains, I mean, we’re talking shower doors, I wipe on laquer thinner with a towel.”
Bree is breathing heavily and staring at Orson.
Bree grabs Orson and kisses him passionately. She drags him into the bedroom. The kitchen faucet is still on.
As much as I love the beauty and simplicity glass, I hate how hard it is to clean it. Its like you have to go an extra mile to ensure that there are no streaks! Since we don’t own wineglasses at home, I can’t really try what Orson recommends. I certainly will if we ever do buy a set! I’m not sure if his suggestions can be applied to glass windows, mirrors, and tabletops. But, I already know a method of cleaning glass without streaks. It certainly won’t make your significant other horny but it will definitely get rid of your streaks! The secret is in two components, newspaper and vinegar.
Newspaper – More Then Current Events
Rule #1: Don’t ever wipe glass with a rag. Have you ever noticed the guys who clean windows on corporate office buildings. If you look closely, you see that they do not use rags. Some use
hand-held wipers, others use special disposable towels, and the frugal ones use ordinary newspaper. Rags spread dirt picked up from the last usage. Plain “Bounty-type” paper towels leave tiny, annoying, little “lint hairs” everywhere. Both show lots of streaks. But for some reason, newspapers do not leave any dirt, hair, or ink at all!
Vinegar – Much More Than Your Typical Old Wives Tale
They say, “Mother always knows best.” As much as I hate to admit it, she really does. When we were young our mom would make us clean the windows with a cocktail of store-bought glass cleaner and vinegar. To this day, I hate the smell of vinegar. But, I have to admit that this necessary evil works. I never see any streaks when I clean with this concoction. Plain Windex will work fine. Just pour a fourth of the glass cleaner out and replace the volume white kitchen vinegar.
Like I said, something spectacular like spontaneous sex will not occur when you use this combo of old newspapers and vinegar. But, I guarantee that you’ll have an easier time cleaning your house. Comment on your results or if you have any additional suggestions.
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