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Ways to Wash Your Windows Well (Easy Ones)

Window cleaning is not exactly the herculean task it is made out to be. The key is to play it smart. There are many factors that people often tend to overlook when they clean their windows due to which they are left wondering why their windows can't remain cleaner and function better for a longer period of time. Apart from using a bad glass surface cleaning product, those factors may also include not cleaning the surrounding areas in general or not using the right material to wipe among other things. In this article, we are going to take a look at 6 easy window cleaning tricks to help you keep your windows looking clean, clear and sparkling for longer.


  1. Clean the window sill

If you do have sliding windows, pay attention to how much dirt, dust and other particles tend together in the window sill. A clogged sill can cause a window to get stuck which makes cleaning it a tasking job. To clean the window sill, take a spoonful of baking soda and some vinegar liquid and apply them to the sill. These are eco friendly cleaners and won't cause the material too much harm. Then, use a foam brush to clean out the grime, and then use a towel to wipe the residue away. Then use some clean water to wash and leave it to dry. To make things easier, you can even try and vacuum the sill before washing it.


  1. Dust the Curtains, Binds and Frame

Cleaning the surrounding areas prevents your windows from getting dirty after cleaning them. You can use a clean cloth and a baking soda-vinegar solution to clean the binds thoroughly and do the same for the window frame.


  1. Lint Rolling

You can lint roll the curtains and the window screen (if you have one) by rolling the sticky surface of the tape over these surfaces. In this way, the Lint roll will pick up dust, hair, crumbs or any other type of "lint" that needs to be cleaned. It gets rid of particles that cannot be gotten rid off with just regular dusting. Lint rolls are particularly useful for the curtain when you have a furry pet whose fur might stick to the curtains and mesh


  1. Use Eco-Friendly Cleaners

To clean your windows effectively, use glass surface cleaners that are ammonia free such as the Bacnil Glass cleaner. Ammonia tends to cause glass surfaces, especially tinted ones, to become hazy and brittle. Therefore, ammonia free cleaning chemicals are the best for glass cleaning. In case you would like to create a surface cleaner at home, a simple DIY recipe is :

2 cups of water

1/4 cups of vinegar

1/2 teaspoon of dish soap

Pour the solution in a spray bottle and you have your very own eco friendly glass surface cleaner


  1. Wiper or Cloth for wiping

Using paper can leave behind streaks and make the window more difficult to clean each time. Instead, use a cloth or a wiper to gently clean the water or cleaning solution that you have sprayed the window with. This assures no streaks and is a physically less arduous method of cleaning

  1. Try cleaning on a not-so-sunny day

Excess sunlight can cause the window to dry too quickly after cleaning. This can cause steaks to be left behind. You can also wipe the window dry with a clean cloth get rid of any water or moisture.


There you have it! These are life-long hacks that you can use to make window cleaning easier. For more cleaning tips like these, visit