12 Steps to Streak-Free Windows
1. Grab a High Duster/Swiffer Mop for Tall or Hard-to-Reach Windows
Any high reach duster will work well for this.
2. Newspaper Really Does Work
A great way to upcycle those newspapers!
3. Choose the Right Weather
Cloudy weather is best for streak-free windows.
4. Cleaner Matters
One part white vinegar to two parts water is the perfect “solution”!
5. Remove Dust and Dirt First
Try the recipe below for caked-on grime.
6. Use the Correct Cloth
A clean microfiber cloth works best – if you’re out of newspaper.
7. Squeegee the Outside of the Window Only
Make sure to dry it with a clean cloth with each pass.
8. Alternate Wiping Direction
A “Z” motion also works wonders.
9. Two Scrubbers are Better Than One
When one gets too dirty, you’ll want a back-up!
10. Lint Roll Screens
Don’t forget to do both sides of the screen.
11. Rain-X to Keep Outside Panes Clean
Seriously try this, it repels water!
12. Hard Water Stains
While tricky, stains aren’t impossible to remove, saturate with the below formula for 5 minutes before wiping.
Don’t forget to clean the screens and ledges (inside and out!). With this formula, you won’t believe how easy it is!
What you will need:
Dawn dish soap
How to make it:
Fill half a spray bottle with vinegar.
Fill the remaining half of the bottle with one part dish soap and one part lemon juice. It takes a bit of scrubbing if the stains have been building up for a while. But the results are totally worth it!
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