Cheap cleaning hack uses unusual method to get crystal-clear windows

As the nights get lighter and spring approaches many people's thought turn to cleaning.

The sun starting to shine though your windows will show up all of winter's dirt and grime.

But what is the best way to get sparkling results rather than a streaky or cloudy finish?

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A lot of people will have know that vinegar is a household item said to be a good window cleaner. But one clever hack makes use of a popular and easily available drink to clean the windows, leaving them spotless, reports The Mirror.

The best part is that most homes probably already have this drink in their kitchen, ready to be put to use. Here's what you need to know about the window cleaning tip - shared by a fan of cleaning expert Mrs Hinch - that gives instant results.

Black tea is a great cleaning agent because of the tannic acid it contains (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The smart cleaning trick suggests using black tea to scrub your windows clean. The cheap and effective hack proves that the hot and comforting beverage can double as a cleaning solution.

Tea is thought to be a great cleaner because it contains tannic acid, which can cut through any nasty build-up of grease and grime on surfaces like windows.

Cheap cleaning hack uses unusual method to get crystal-clear windows

Besides being low-cost, the simple hack doesn't require you to spend on fancy clothes or sponges. All you need is newspaper!

According to one cleaning fan: "Newspaper works good. Rinse with hot water after cleaning all the dirt off.”

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Cleaning your windows seem simple enough, but there are plenty of mistakes that can happen, leaving your windows streaky and worse off than before. So, here's a step-by-step guide on the best way to clean your windows.