I have tried several different methods to cleaning windows (including hose attachments), but I always go back to my tried and true method – The best way to clean windows!
We have had a very dry summer here in Indiana, and we have had our sprinkles on most evenings. Our windows saw a lot of that sprinkler water (which is hard water), and so most of our first floor windows were covered in hard water deposits. It looked terrible.
I have a detailed written tutorial below (including a supply list), but it may be helpful to watch this video tutorial first:
To clean your windows, you will need the following supplies:
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- Distilled White Vinegar
- Warm Water
- Sprayway Glass Cleaner
- Paper Towels
The Best Way to Clean Windows
- Mix warm water with white distilled vinegar.
In a bucket, mix the water and vinegar with a 1:1 ratio.
- Using a rag, wipe down the window with the water and vinegar mixture.
You may need to do this step twice to remove some of the stubborn deposits.
- Squeegee the water and vinegar mixture off the window.
Start at the top of the window and come down.
- Wipe down the window with glass cleaner and a paper towel.
I like to use Sprayway glass cleaner.
Here is a before of my windows:
And here is an after:
My windows are now sparkly clean, and I am going to make sure to keep those sprinklers pointed far away! This method also works well for cleaning interior windows as well. I typically save that job for the winter when I am stuck inside…
I would love to know – what is your favorite method for cleaning windows?
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2 thoughts on “The Best Way to Clean Windows”
hello Sara, I’m from Hungary (in the middle of Europe 🙂 ), first of all sorry for my English :), thanks for the great tutorial! Just one thing. As I’ve experienced citric acid is better than vinegar, esp on glasses. I use 2 tsp/ 500 ml water in a sprinkler. Have a nice day, I’ll browse your wonderful site further!
This is wonderful advice – thank you so much!!