How to get windows sparkling and streak-free without toxic chemicals
Cleaning windows is one of the most frustrating tasks ever. You clean them, then the sunlight hits them and shows up the streaks. Or, you clean them, and then the wind changes direction and you may as well have not even bothered!
There is a way to clean your windows to ensure a streak-free shine- and it’s cheap. It also happens to use an eco-friendly product- so, read on to find out how to clean windows with vinegar. The acidic nature of vinegar breaks down dirt and the film that builds up on your windows while remaining a safe and eco-positive cleaner.
Wash with warm soapy water and detergent
If your windows have been neglected for a while, start with a bucket of water and some natural dishwashing liquid. Wash the windows down with the water using a cloth. Use an old toothbrush to scrub the hard-to-reach corners and tracks. You’ll be surprised (and a little bit horrified) to see how dirty these get. Rinse with fresh water.
Vinegar and newspaper
Create a solution of one part vinegar and one part water. Put it in a spray bottle. Spray lightly on the window, and use scrunched up newspaper to clean the window. This will make your hands black but the ink is easily washed off afterward. Newspaper is more rigid than paper towels and won’t leave lint, and they don’t scratch as some cleaning towels might. If you prefer, you can use a microfiber cleaning cloth, but the newspaper does a great job.
Use a microfiber cloth to wipe off any residue, and you’re done!
Remember to avoid cleaning your windows if it’s windy, or if there is direct sun on the window. Now you know how to get clean windows with no streaks (and with minimal effort).