Before getting started, you may want to go grab the recipe for my Homemade All Natural - Streak Free Window Cleaning Spray...it's the best mix on the planet, and I have been using it for years. All you need is water, vinegar and dish soap...super easy and a money saver too! You can find it ---> HERE!
And in the end, your windows will be sparkly clean! Believe me, I opened my blinds the other day and they were filthy. I don't think I had cleaned them all winter. Shameful, I know. Anyhow...here is how I get my windows super clean and streak free no matter how dirty they are...
Once you have your homemade window cleanser at the ready, it's time to put it into action. Grab yourself a clean white cloth and a piece of wadded up newspaper...yep, newspaper. It's a game changer, folks!
Simply spray your windows down with the vinegar, water, and dish soap mixture.
Use your white cloth to wash the windows.
Then dry and buff your windows with the wadded up newspaper.
Ibbity, ibbity, that's all folks! Seriously!
Your windows will be super clean and streak free!
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Janel from NellieBellie says
Bibbity Boppity....wow!! Newspaper, huh? Who woulda thought it!
Coffee filters work great too. No ink mess on your hands.
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage says
Great tip - but does it come with someone to actually clean them while I supervise from the couch?!
Great tip! We are going to have so much fun this afternoon! I was looking at my oven door this morning and thinking about you. :)
PS Totally pinning!
What a great tip to buff after you wipe down!
Looks like I am going to need some newspaper! This is amazing.
I don't do a very good job at keeping up with window washing...but this I can do! Thanks for sharing Jess. :)
Say What? Newspaper? That's Crazy-Pants!
I love this!! My windows are seriously hurting so it's time to get 'er done, you know? Thanks for sharing my sweet! Love ya!
I've heard of solely using newspapers for the windows but as a buffer I've never head of it. I'll have to try it out for sure. Thanks for the idea!
If you don't have any old newspapers you can also use coffee filters. They will leave your windows streak free also :-)
I have found the best way to clean windows is with lemon Pledge! I'm serious!!! I accidentally sprayed some on a mirror once and discovered how well it works. No streaks and so easy! I use it for both inside and outside. I have never had my windows so crystal clear. It sounds bizarre, but it really works.
Are you serious? I am sooo going to try that. GREAT TIP!
Tina Grogan says
I have used the following mixture to clean my windows for years now and love it and just dry with paper towels. I don't like the black that gets on my hands from the newspapers.
1 gallon warm water
1 cup vinegar
1/2 cup of lemon ammonia
2 tbs. of cornstarch
mix all together and use cloth rag to apply to window and just wipe dry with paper towel.
Thank you, Tina! Going to try this for sure...I don't love the ink on my hands either :)
Linda had a little Lamb says
Thanks for the cleaning tips. I hate when I get streaks on my windows. I need to try this out.
Thanks for the cleaning tips. I always have a problem with the washing of windows. I hope that now will go easier for me :)
wow...womderful..will try this tips..tq so much!
I wouldn't suggest newspaper on the windows, after a while you'll get a window full of swirls.
Just google "glass swirl scratches" and go to images, you'll get an idea of what I'm talking about.
I know this because I'm a car detailling entusiast and because the lady that cleans my mothers house also uses this technique, by both these experiences I know you'll get micro scratches on your windows after a while. Just use a strong light in several angles and you'll eventually see them.
Just go with a quality microfiber cloths, that will save the glass ;)
When you clean car windows, what do you
use to clean windows so they will sparkle
and be streak free? Thanks so much!
I have used the newspaper method for years, I just wear rubber gloves so no dirty fingers.
What ratio do u use of the 3 ingredients?