Spring cleaning is right around the corner, and what better chore to start with than cleaning your windows? It’s a tedious task that many people end up hiring out, but if you use the right tools and cleaning solution, you’ll be able to keep your home’s windows sparkling all spring long.
Do you notice your windows getting streaky after using your go-to window cleaner? Try this DIY cleaning solution instead: mix distilled water with equal parts white vinegar. Vinegar is a go-to cleaner for many applications, so it’s a no-brainer for your windows. Distilled water doesn’t have the minerals in it than normal tap water meaning there won’t be any residue left behind.
Now that you have the right cleaning solution, let’s move on to the tools you’ll need.
For easier to reach windows, use a handheld spray bottle. If you live in a colonial or have larger windows, it’d probably be easier to use a hose with spray attachment. No matter which spray method you pick, you’ll want to use a sponge to scrub and a squeegee to wipe. Paper towel and coffee filters might work wonders inside, but when it comes to shining up outdoor glass, they don’t quite cut it.Another important thing to note is that timing is everything. Don’t do this chore on a sunny day, especially if you have sun-facing windows. While it’ll feel great to get back out in the sunshine, too many rays will cause faster drying times, leaving behind water spots and streaks.
If you do happen to notice any streaks, you can always buff them out with a dry microfiber cloth.
Nothing puts a damper on your home quite like dirty windows. With these tips, you’ll have streak-free glistening windows in the span of a weekend.
What are your favorite window cleaning methods? Let us know in the comments.