From your home’s windows and patio doors to shower screens and bathroom mirrors, a squeegee is a go-to cleaning tool for cleaning windows, mirrors and glass with a streak-free finish.
Don’t have a squeegee to hand? No problem!
Try these alternative squeegee-free cleaning methods for shiny surfaces with other items you might have around the house…
- Sparkling windows in 2 steps
Forget the age-old hack of cleaning windows with newspaper – since the 1980s, newspapers have been printed using soy ink rather than the petroleum-based oil ink that gave windows their shine.Step 1: First, dust and remove any dirt or debris before introducing any liquids – try using the upholstery brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to loosen and remove any dust or cobwebs.Step 2: Use either a shop bought glass cleaner product or mix 1 part distilled white vinegar with 9 parts water to make your own DIY glass cleaner. Spritz a small amount onto the glass (too much and it will run down the window before you can wipe it away!) then buff with a soft microfibre cloth for a streak-free shine.
- Get fog-free mirrors with shaving foam
Do you often find your bathroom mirror steams up while you are in the shower? This is because the warm, damp air meets the cold mirror it forms a thin layer of condensation.However, you can stop bathroom mirrors from steaming up and save yourself using a squeegee with this handy hack – apply a thin layer of shaving foam to your mirror and buff away with a dry cloth until you can’t see any residue. Be careful not to use too much or it will leave streaks.This is because the small amount of detergent prevents condensation from forming in small droplets which obscure the surface of the mirror, giving you that annoying ‘misty’ effect. You can also use a small amount of washing up liquid dissolved in water.
- Steam Clean your tiles, taps, shower screens, windows, worktops & more
Looking for one machine that can clean all your home’s hard surfaces, without using any chemicals? The Shark Floor & Handheld Steam Cleaner S6005UK transforms from a floor mop to a handheld steam cleaner, so you can easily steam clean surfaces around your home, from windows, worktops and shower screens to tiles and taps.It includes 5 attachments including a Copper Brush to get into grouting, a Crevice Tool for precision cleaning and a flat tool with an attachable cleaning pad for buffing surfaces.