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Carolina McCauley: This is how to clear smeared glass doors

This is the simple foolproof method to clean smeared glass doors and windows and leave them ‘crystal clear’

  • Carolina McCauley has shared her foolproof method to clean smeared glass
  • Glass doors and windows are easily smudged by kids and dogs touching them
  • To clean the surfaces, the mum uses a solution of vinegar, water and essential oil

A mum-of-two has revealed her go-to method to get glass surfaces smudge-free – and she only uses three household ingredients. 

Carolina McCauley, from Perth, combines water, vinegar and essential oil in a spray bottle to clean the marks from her windows and make her glass ‘crystal clear’.

Carolina mixes 50/50 water and vinegar in a spray bottle, then adds 20 drops of essential oil to the mixture. 

Mum-of-two Carolina McCauley has revealed her favourite method to get your glass surfaces smudge-free – and she only uses three household ingredients

The Perth mum combines water, vinegar and essential oil in a spray bottle (left)

She gives the bottle a shake, sprays the solution directly on glass and uses a cloth to clean the marks from her windows and make 'crystal clear' glass (rights)

The Perth mum combines water, vinegar and essential oil in a spray bottle (left). She gives the bottle a shake, sprays the solution directly on glass and uses a cloth to clean the marks from her windows and make ‘crystal clear’ glass (rights)

She gives the bottle a shake and sprays the solution directly on glass.

The mum says that after using a cloth to wipe the glass ‘your windows will be crystal clear and smear free’.

Her followers were very grateful for the ‘genius’ tip, and several added their own favourite methods to clean windows. 

‘Use dishwasher rinse and water. Sparkling!’ one woman said.

‘Just use newspaper and Windex. Works the best,’ another commented.

However, several of Carolina’s followers were not impressed with how much essential oil she uses, as some essential oils are toxic to animals.

‘Irrespective of the quality some essential oils, particularly eucalyptus oil, remain toxic to dogs as advised to us by multiple veterinarians,’ one woman said.

How to clear smeared glass doors: 

* Mix 50/50 water and vinegar in a spray bottle

* Add 20 drops of essential oil 

* Give the bottle a shake

* Spray solution directly on glass 

* Use a cloth to wipe the glass

Source: Carolina McCauley 

Carolina loves to clean with vinegar and previously shared four ways she uses vinegar to clean a range of areas around her home – including the bathroom and laundry.  

Vinegar is known to be a common natural antibacterial used to kill unwanted germs from surfaces around the home and is a suitable alternative to using harsh chemicals.

In the short clip Carolina used the natural product to clean a range of areas around her home - including the bathroom and laundry

She first combined dish soap and vinegar in a spray bottle to clean her shower

In the short clip Carolina used the natural product to clean a range of areas around her home – including the bathroom and laundry

First Carolina combined dish soap with vinegar in a spray bottle then applied it onto the tiles in the shower.

The combination of soap and vinegar worked to clean the shower and leave it sparkling clean after a quick scrub.

Of the four tips, the most interesting way to use vinegar is to soak the shower head in a bag of vinegar for a few minutes to remove ‘hard water’.

One of her favourite cleaning methods is to soak the shower head in a sandwich bag of vinegar for a few minutes to remove limescale

To soak the shower head she inserted it in a bag filled with vinegar

Of the four tips, the most interesting way to use vinegar is to soak the shower head in the liquid to remove ‘hard water’.

Many may often forget to clean the washing machine, which can be easily done by adding a cup of vinegar to all three detergent compartments and choosing a quick rinse cycle.

The vinegar will kill any unwanted bacteria and grime lurking in the barrel, leaving a sparkling shine.

Carolina also filled half a spray bottle with water and the remaining half with vinegar for the perfect window spray.

The homemade concoction can be used to leave windows streak-free and clean. 

The video has since received more than 31,000 views, with many thanking Carolina for sharing the tips.

How to use vinegar to clean your home: 

1. Combine equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle to clean windows 

2. Combine a few squirts of dish soap in a spray bottle of vinegar to clean shower tiles

3. Add vinegar into the detergent compartments of washing machine to leave the barrel sparkling clean 

4. Place the shower head into a bag of vinegar and tie with elastic band to remove any stains from ‘hard water’ 

Source: Carolina McCauley



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