Homemade Window Cleaning Solution That Works

While cleaning windows isn’t typically on top of anyone’s favorite weekend activities, we have some homemade window cleaning solutions to help you get the job done! If you’re into green cleaning, then this recipe is sure to please.

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Homemade window cleaning solution that works!

Ingredients:

  • Newspaper or clean microfiber cloths
  • Sponge
  • Tap water
  • Spray bottle
  • Squeegee
  • Dish detergent
  • White distilled vinegar
  • Glycerin
  • Ladder
  • Bucket
  • Outdoor hose

Outdoor Window Cleaning Instructions:

  1. To begin cleaning exterior windows, begin by removing screens and storm windows.
  2. Fill a bucket halfway with lukewarm water and add a few squirts of dish detergent. Don’t use too much soap as that will lead to streaks.
  3. Start with ground-level windows and use your sponge and soapy water mixture to remove dirt and debris from glass and window sills. When cleaning windows outside of your reach, be careful when climbing the ladder. Please make sure to have someone at home with you to secure the bottom of the ladder while you work. For second and third story homes, consider hiring a professional to ensure your windows are cleaned safely.
  4. Using the outside hose, rinse the glass and surrounding area.
  5. With vertical strokes on one side of the window and horizontal strokes on the other, use the squeegee to remove moisture and provide a streak-free finish.
  6. Wipe edges with newspaper or a clean, microfiber cloth to dry completely.

Indoor Window Cleaning Instructions:

  1. Fill a spray bottle with 50% white, distilled vinegar and 50% tap water.
  2. Spray the inside of your windows and with vertical strokes on one side of the window and horizontal strokes on the other, use the squeegee to remove moisture and provide a streak-free finish.
  3. Wipe edges with newspaper or a clean, microfiber cloth to dry completely.
  4. For bathroom windows and mirrors, add a few drops of glycerin to plain water and spray the surfaces and wipe dry with a clean, microfiber cloth. This will help prevent fog build-up!

Now, replace your outdoor screens, put your supplies away and enjoy a clear view. We hope you enjoyed our cleaning with vinegar and green cleaning tips!

by Molly Maid