How to best clean windows?

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How do you believe is the best way to clean windows? I have tried a variety of products over the years and have not really been satisfied with any. Is there a product that will leave the windows clean and help keep them clean? I am interested in knowing how to keep them clean for a longer period of time.

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  • Em Em on Apr 11, 2019

    You won't keep the outside clean longer as every time it rains dirt from the house washes over them. I just use vinegar and water solution or buy a bottle of windshield washer fluid. That is made to clean road oils and grime from the elements. It is a lot cheaper than the blue bottled stuff like Windex. You can get a whole gallon for less than the price of one of the small bottles of regular window cleaner.

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    • Em Em on Apr 11, 2019

      To Lynne: Don't waste your money? A large bottle of rubbing alcohol is 12.95. A gallon of windshield washing fluid is about 1.59? Whose wasting money?

  • Pamela Pamela on Apr 11, 2019

    I don't think there is a way to keep them clean longer ... Maybe something like rain x , but I would worry it might cloud up after awhile . I use a mix of white vinegar and water and use a squeegee !!!!

  • Mary Rourk Mary Rourk on Apr 11, 2019

    Alcohol . I buy in big bottle and put in a sprayer

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    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 11, 2019

      I do too.... use straight rubbing/ispropyl alcohol it's cheapest and the main ingredient in window washer cleaning products ; just pour on clean white wash cloth(no fabric softener-streak/smear)and wipe glass;don't use paper towels they are chemically treated to increase absorption and will also leave streaks and smears

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Apr 11, 2019

    Deborah...Dirt just happens on windows especially through the different seasons and pollen is awful around here now. I just finished mine, inside and out, using Windex and newspaper. Many people like the blue shop towels that we can purchase at a grocery store called United Grocery Outlet. My husband likes them much better than newspaper and they really do a good job! I just always have the newspapers! Good luck....I will watch your question for other answers just in case someone knows a secret to keeping them clean longer!