Looking for some super simple window cleaning tips? Look no further than these great options. You’ll be seeing your beautiful reflection in no time at all!
Imagine – It’s early in the morning. You are the first one to wake up. You hear birds chirping, your house is quiet. You are enjoying that wonderful morning and you already know – the day is going to be amazing!
You look towards the windows and you see the sun rays peeking through the curtains. You get up, you open the curtains, and…
You are standing in front of the nastiest windows you’ve ever seen in your entire life! Fingerprints, dog nose prints, splashes with unknown origin, grease, dust… Where is all of this even coming from?? Now you know what this day is perfect for – cleaning the windows!
And if you’re like me, you want the window cleaning experience to be quick and effortless.
Have no fear! I got you covered! With these window cleaning tricks, you can get absolutely spotless windows (no, really!) with less effort than you’d think.
Which of these window cleaning tips do you plan to try first?
Cleaning Tips to Get Streak-Free Windows
1. Start from the Inside: Clean the Blinds First
To have clean windows, you need to clean the blinds from the dust first. Because cleaning every single slat is hideous work that no one should ever do, I have an awesome time-saving tip for you! Check out this tongs trick to quickly get your blinds looking like new again.
2. A Window Cleaning Solution that REALLY Leaves No Streaks
One of the main struggles I have faced personally in my experience with DIY window cleaning solutions is that they leave streaks. It’s especially irritating when you spend time cleaning those hard-to-reach tall windows both from the inside and the outside, only to see giant, ugly streaks when the sun shines.
After some trial and error, I found an easy recipe for a basic window cleaning solution that has worked for me perfectly.
Here’s what you need to make it:
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon dish detergent
- scrub brush
- extension pole (optional)
- water hose
- sprayer (optional)
To make your solution, all you have to do is to combine the water, vinegar, and the dish detergent in a bucket. Spray, rinse with water, and wipe it off.
Don’t forget to take time and enjoy your clean and shiny windows both from the outside and the inside.
3. Best Window Tracks Cleaning Tip
Are those hard-to-reach window tracks driving you insane? It’s like they are designed to collect all kinds of dirt! I used to struggle with cleaning them before. There was always something left in the corners and they were never perfectly clean.
Until I stumbled on a genius window cleaning tip! Dip a sponge brush in Pine-sol and clean those window tracks. They will look professionally cleaned and will leave your house smelling great. What more do you need?
4. Sparking Look for Your Window Tracks
There are times when the sponge brush trick won’t work. Sometimes, the tracks are just too dirty. Don’t worry! You don’t need to call a professional cleaning service! Just try this window cleaning tip and harness the power of baking soda and vinegar.
- old toothbrush
- white vinegar
- baking soda
- paper towel
- butter knife
Sprinkle (thoroughly where needed) with baking soda, pour some vinegar, and let those ingredients do their thing for 5-10 minutes. Then just wipe the grime off. Clean and easy!
5. Non-Toxic Mold Cleaning Solution for Your Window Sills
Sometimes the window sills could get moldy. Let’s face it – no one has the time to clean the sills all the time and yes, sometimes they can get nasty. Because mold is bad both for people and houses, especially with kids around, getting rid of it is a priority.
I come to the rescue with a brilliant (and Eco-friendly) window cleaning tip! How to clean mold from your window sills?
- a spray bottle
- White vinegar
- Tea tree oil
Let it sit for about 30 minutes, and then wipe it away. Enjoy your clean windows!
6. Outside Window Cleaning Made Easy With… Woolite!
One of the most dreadful cleaning tasks in my house is cleaning the outside windows. I’m not alone, am I? Would you ever guess that Woolite is going to make washing them a breeze!
Add ½ cup of Woolite to a gallon of warm water and clean the windows with a soft brush.
And the best part – Woolite works great on bugs and dirt! PLUS, it doesn’t need drying or squeegee after, so you miss on streaks, too! Yay!
7. Clean Your Outside Windows Like a Professional with a DIY Solution
Cleaning the outside windows of your house could be quite challenging. Sometimes the Woolite doesn’t do the work. In this case, you have to make a stronger solution.
If you’re like me, you love window cleaning hacks that work and this window cleaner recipe is exactly the solution you’re looking for!
What you need:
- 2 gallons warm water
- 1/2 cup dishwasher rinse aid
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
- 1/4 cup ammonia
- 1/4 cup dishwasher detergent
- Hose with a sprayer attachment
- Long-handled brush or mop
In the bucket, mix the warm water, dishwasher rinse aid, rubbing alcohol, ammonia, dishwasher detergent, until all the ingredients are combined. Use a long-handled brush or mop to shine them clean. You might want to use a squeegee for even better results.
8. Lint Roller for Clean Window Screens
Cottonwood trees are beautiful! They grow massive shades and everything is perfect until the moment they start releasing their “fuzz”. Their cotton-covered seeds create a significant cleaning problem for the window screens in every home.
I just had to tell you about this awesome window cleaning tip! You can use a lint roller to defuzz your window screens in minutes!
However, we don’t have cottonwood trees here, but if you do, this is a handy tip. Our fuzz, unfortunately, comes from an abundance of spiders! And the lint roller works for their webs, too!
9. Wiping Your Squeegee for Sparkling Clean Windows
Have you ever watched how professionals clean windows? There is something they do that we don’t do when we clean our windows. It’s such a simple thing, yet it made a huge difference.
Have you noticed they wipe their squeegees clean with a dry towel every few swipes? This was a total game-changer for me! No more streaks! A simple window cleaning tip that makes a great difference!
10. The Secret to Keeping Your Windows Spotless for Months
The most unpleasant part of cleaning your outside windows is not the cleaning. It’s the fact that the next rainstorm is going to mess them up again. But I stumbled on an amazing hack that literally keeps windows sparkling clean for months, even after rainstorms!
The secret is to use Rain-X on the exterior windows! You don’t have to clean the windows before using this product. Spray the Rain-X on the window then wipe it off with a towel or newspaper. And you’re covered for the next few months.
11. Remove Hard Water Stains from Windows Easily
Try this window cleaning tip for a DIY natural hard water solution if your windows are covered in hard water stains.
What you need:
- Dawn dish soap
- Lemon juice
- Spray bottle
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!
12. Cleaning Your Windows With a Microfiber Cloth Makes All the Difference
What are the main struggles, when you clean your windows? Streaks and lint! What if I tell you that if you use a microfiber cloth to clean your windows, you’ll be safe from both of them? This window cleaning tip is a total game-changer!
The microfiber cloth soaks up the water without leaving fuzz behind on your glass, leaving them looking like they’re cleaned by a professional.
13. The Perfect Weather for Cleaning Your Windows is… Cloudy!
It was a surprise for me when I first read this window cleaning tip, too! But it makes so much sense! Cloudy days are your best friend when it comes to window cleaning. If you try to clean them on a hot, sunny day, you risk having the cleaning solution dry on your windows, leaving behind an icky residue.
14. Cleaning Tall Outside Windows Just Became Easier!
It’s great when you have windows that tip-in for cleaning the outside, but usually they only tip-in on the bottom half, making the top outside window pretty hard to clean! But how do you get the tops without going outside and climbing a ladder? Well, you use this trick!
Wrap paper towels around your Swiffer, spray your windows with a window cleaning solution, and just stick it outside to clean the window. Quick and easy! You will have beautiful clean windows in no time!
15. Sponge Mop and a Long-Handled Squeegee to Clean Windows Like a Pro
Dawn soap, vinegar, water, a sponge mop, a bucket, and a squeegee. That’s all you need to make your windows look like they are cleaned by a professional! You can even use the mop to clean the trim of your window while you are washing them.
Use a long-handled squeegee to remove the excess water for even better results. Such a smart window cleaning tip.
16. DIY No-Rinse Window Screen Spray
When cleaning the windows, you can’t go without cleaning the window screens, too. They can get very dirty and dusty and they are not the easiest thing to clean. They can be easily damaged if pushed too hard.
But there’s a solution! This is one of the smartest window cleaning tips I’ve ever read. A DIY window screen spray that dissolves dust and leaves your window screens looking refreshed with no rinsing required.
17. Can You Use Newspaper to Clean Windows?
Yes, you definitely can! This was the first window (and mirror) cleaning hacks my mom taught me. Save those old newspapers for the next time that you clean your windows! Newspaper can be one of the easiest window cleaning tools, ever!
Crumble it up in a ball and use it to wipe away the cleaning liquid. You’ll notice that it leaves behind very little if any, streaks! Don’t you just love window cleaning tips that really work?
Do you have any favorite window cleaning tips to share?
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