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Get sparkling windows with common household item using incredible 40p hack


A home expert has shared an incredible hack to make your windows sparkling clean and it would cost you just 40p. Believe it or not, this little-known hack will leave your windows spotless. 

Professional cleaning experts Southampton Gutters have revealed a surprising window cleaning hack that they claim is better than any expensive window cleaner on the market.

Old tea bags, specifically black tea bags can be used as a natural cleaning solution for your windows, the expert has shared. 

We all know that tea contains caffeine, but it also contains something called tannins, and this molecule is the key chemical released from the tea bags that will help your glass shine.

To prepare, simply save your used tea bags in an airtight tub throughout the week and pop them in the fridge until you have enough. This will ensure they stay fresh until you are ready to use them.

Don’t worry if you don’t have used tea bags; you can buy a fresh box for as little as 40p at the supermarket. This means a single tea spray bottle will only cost you about 4p.

This is much cheaper than many leading window cleaning brands, plus your ‘tea spray’ will be biodegradable and compostable. Be careful with delicate surfaces, as black tea can stain.

Dean May, owner of Southampton Gutters, added: “Not everyone can afford professional window cleaning services or expensive brands. That’s why we’re sharing this eco-friendly window cleaning spray. It not only saves you money but is also kind to the environment. The best part is that you can make it from something you’d otherwise throw away.”

1) Your saved black tea bags (3-4 should do the trick)

2) 1 large cup of freshly boiled water (or a thick pint glass if you have one)

3) 1 spray bottle (or a bowl with a sponge)

1. Add your tea bags to the glass or bowl.

2. Pop the kettle on and add just under a pint of water to the glass.

3. Wait for 5-10 minutes until the tea goes a dark amber colour, this should be slightly stronger than what is considered a ‘strong brew.’

4. Carefully pour the water into the spray bottle, or bowl. Ensuring that it has cooled down enough that spillages won’t risk burning you.

All that’s left to do is spray or sponge the solution onto your desired surface, and wipe away after 30-45 seconds.

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