Window Washing: “The Best Homemade Window Cleaner” for a “streak-free finish”

When it’s bright and sunny outside, you want to make sure that the sun can penetrate through your windows without showing dirty streaks. Cleaning your windows is a task that many homeowners put off, as glass is notoriously difficult to obtain. The glass must be cleaned with care, with the right products, to obtain an impeccable finish.

If you clean your windows well, all your efforts can be ruined by unsightly marks left by rags or cleaning products.

Cleaning your windows can be an easy way to make your home brighter.

Jacqueline McLeod, Communications Director of APDO (the Association of decluttering and professional organizers) and founder of Bancrofts Organizational Serviceshis own decluttering company told what was the “best” solution for cleaning windows.

She said: ‘Homemade is cheaper and the eco-friendly option.

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Jacqueline said: “Apply a liberal amount of cleaning/soapy water to the entire window.

“Don’t be shy as it really helps to achieve an overall streak free finish.

“I always like to recommend a squeegee because it’s great for avoiding streaks.

“Take the squeegee and start at the top of the window and work your way down moving horizontally across the glass.”

Then you can come in with a microfiber cloth or cotton cloth (don’t use kitchen towels, they leave lint which just attracts dust) and wipe down the windows to remove streaks.

Go around the edges with a microfiber cloth and also wipe down your window sills.

Finally, the cleaning pro suggests polishing your windows with “crumpled up newspaper” to really make them shine.

Not only can this do wonders for your windows, but it’s also a great way to recycle paper for a new use.

However, it’s important not to use newspapers of just any color, as this can come off and stain your window.

Black and white pages are the best way to put this hack into practice without damaging your windows.

Christy J. Olson