Tuesday Tips – Window Cleaning

It’s time for Tuesday tips! With Summer SLOWLY coming to an end, it’s time to get your home ready for the Fall and Winter season. One of the things you can do to get started is get those windows sparkling  so you can see all of the beautiful foliage mother nature will be gifting us with very soon.  I’m sure most of you are like me and dread cleaning the windows, but it really should be done at least twice a year. On this page you will find some great tips to get those windows sparkling like a diamond!  Along with a few home made solutions to avoid using those harsh chemicals.

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The evening, or a cloudy day is the best time to clean your windows. The sun light will cause your cleaner to dry faster.

Clean the dust off your screen, window sill or window pane before using any liquid cleaner (dirt + liquid = MUD)

Vacuum your screen to remove any debris. If it’s been a while since they have been washed, pop them off and give them a good rinse with the hose.

Clean in opposite directions. Wipe the inside of the window horizontally and the outside vertically. This way if you have streaks, you can tell exactly which side of the glass they are on.

Have scratches in the glass? Did you know you can use toothpaste to polish out those scratches! ? Apply the toothpaste to the surface of the window using a soft rag or cotton ball and work it into the scratch. Polish the scratched area with a soft cloth.

Mini Blind dust. After your windows and mini blonds have been clean, give them a light spray with anti static spray like static guard. This will help with dust gathering back up quickly.

Invest in a squeegee! Quick drying time and less streaks to deal with when you are using a rubber squeegee.


A few home made window cleaner solutions:

  • 1 Tablespoon dish detergent (Dawn is the most recommended) + 1 quart water
  • 2 Tablespoons ammonia + 2 quarts water
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar + 2 quarts water
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar + 1/2 cup alcohol + 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar + 2 cups water + 1 Tablespoon cornstarch

How do you get your windows sparkly clean and streak free?

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4 thoughts on “Tuesday Tips – Window Cleaning”

  1. These are all excellent window cleaning tips. I like the wipe inside in one direction and outside in another tip. Window cleaning is currently on my to-do list, waayy down but it is on there! Thanks for sharing with us at Home Matters. Please come back next Wednesday and share more of your creativity with us!


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