Cleaning windows is a simple task, yet some tips can make your life easier plus save you some money (and time).
Cleaning a window without a trace
Cleaning a window isn’t difficult in of itself, however you often risk leaving marks.
The first tip is to clean one side vertically, and the other one horizontally. You’ll spot more easily which one leaves traces.
Here are some other tips:
- Avoid cleaning your windows during sunny days, when the product may dry too quickly.
- Instead of a cloth, use some newspaper, and wipe in a circular motion.
- You can also use a microfiber cloth that doesn’t shed.
- Use a scraper from top to bottom, and use a cloth to wipe it properly.
Cleaning a window with no cleaner
Specialty products to clean windows are far from being irreplaceable. In fact, alternatives are often more efficient.
You probably have in your place products that can do the job:
- Dish-washing liquid diluted in warm water.
- Ammonia and water: about half a glass per liter of water.
- White vinegar mixed with some lemon juice, half a cup of laundry softener, and half a cup of dish-washing liquid.
- The result will be as convincing, with the great bonus of being nearly free.
Green cleaning a window
It’s also possible to clean your windows without using any kind of chemicals aggressive towards the environment. Here are some green cleaning options:
- Mix white vinegar in water (about a cup per liter of water), and fill a spray bottle with the result. You’ve got an all-natural cleaner.
- Use microfiber cloth and clean water.
- If your windows have grease on them, rub the stains with an onion before washing them off.