how to clean windows

How to clean windows

You can clean windows in one of two ways, by using a squeegee blade or with window cleaner and a microfiber cloth.

To clean with window cleaner and a microfiber cloth, just spray and wipe the window.  If you are doing both sides of the window, wipe each side in a different direction to see where you have left the streaks at.  I remember learning how to wipe windows with an old newspaper.  It works great and does not leave any lint residue. Crumble it up and wipe as you would with a rag.   Baby cloth diapers that have not been dried with fabric softener remove dirt and leave no streaks behind as well.  But if you do not have these items, a microfiber cloth works great.

**Do not wash your microfiber cloths with fabric softener.  They will leave a streak on your windows as you are washing.

If you have a squeegee blade, this is a fun tool to wipe windows with.  If you are washing indoors, place a towel on the window ledge to catch drips.  Using a sponge, wash the window with a solution of ½ vinegar and ½ warm water.  Take the squeegee, wet the blade, then wipe from the upper corner of the window pane towards the bottom.  Draw the squeegee down in  a straight stroke.  Return to the top and repeat, slightly overlapping the first stroke.  After each stroke, wipe the squeegee off with a cloth.  Finish by pulling the squeegee across the bottom of the window and dry the sill with a cloth.

 Remember your cleaning method………………………Work top to bottom from left to right!!

Try the newspaper one and notice the difference in how clean your windows are.