Not Every Home Cleaning Tip Is Helpful

Not Every Home Cleaning Tip Is Helpful

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 26, 2011

Over the last several days it's been hopping around the blogosphere that you could in fact get your mirrors and windows cleaner if you changed your clothes before doing so. How so you ask? It's been reported that wearing black clothing helps you to see streaks that still need cleaning and although this might be true, I ask you, in what world do people change clothes to clean mirrors. Has the world of home care gone too far?

The long and the short of that answer is yes and no. You can never go too far when it comes to the love of your home and how you present yourself to others. That said, I'm pretty sure I've been managing to to clean my mirrors for years without having to wear all black as it's been suggested.

It first started over at Shelterpop and was then noticed by the folks at Real Simple. Today Lifehacker picked up the tip but instead of passing it on to you, we're going to question the advice and say that all you really need to clean your windows and mirrors is a bit of vinegar — not a change in clothes.

Where do you stand on the idea? Is it silly? Would it help you? Are you one to miss seeing streaks until a day later when you inevitably say, "Hey, I just cleaned that!" Sound off in the comments below!

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