Okay... I'm reaching waaay down to tap into my "Inner Martha" here,
but, in fact, newspaper is recommended by those "Household Hints"
gurus because it doesn't leave a linty residue as paper towels do.
It's also a useful recycling thing..
I used newspaper to do my many-paned windows, but I have to say, I
found something at an auto supply store that works better than
anything. It's a soft, "cushy", synthetic version of a chamois
called "The Absorber". It comes rolled up in a plastic tube "keeper",
comes in perky colors like lilac and aqua, and it's the best thing
I've found to clean and/or dry off anything - windows, glass table
tops, showcases, mirrors, car, fur-bearing critters, etc. You can
store it damp (which means it's always ready for use), use it dirty,
hand-rinse it or throw it in the washing machine along with your
laundry, etc.. It's far more absorbent and extremely efficient
without the environmental waste of paper towels or the litter of
soggy, disintegrating newsprint.
Usual disclaimer: I have nothing to do with the company - I just
found that rare product that actually functions as promised . Now when
does that happen?