Sparkling Clean Windows Faster and Easier, Tips From a Pro

5 Materials
1 Hour
I have a cleaning business and I found this way of cleaning windows to really be fast and effective. Great for Spring Cleaning! Click on over to the website to get all the details
Got dirty windows? Whip them into shape in no time. This method will have your windows clean in record time.
Gather supplies. Bucket of warm, slightly soapy water. Spray bottle of cleaner (recipe on website), a glass safe scrubby sponge, dry towels, and a squeegee. The recipe for the cleaner I make myself is here: My All Purpose Cleaner for Everything!
Spray on cleaner, be liberal with it, especially if your windows are extra dirty.
Cut thru grime and dirt with damp sponge. Remember, use the sponge side not the scrubber....Unless you have the blue glass safe scrubber shown in the photo with the supplies.
Run towel covered finger along edges to create a dry line. This is important, having the dry edge makes this part go so much faster!
Use your squeegee, I like to pull from top to bottom. Start in the dry line made by your towel and finger along the top and side. No need to touch up or wipe drips, there should be none. And you are done.
One note, good squeegee is a must.
Again, my recipe for my cleaner is here on the website: All Purpose Cleaner
Suggested materials:
  • All Purpose Cleaner   (I make it)
  • Clean towels   (Rags I have around)
  • Squeegee   (Amazon)
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  • Virginiam Virginiam on Nov 15, 2016
    Tell me where do you get a good squezze?

  • Ann Ann on Sep 26, 2018

    what kind of cleaneer

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  • John stark John stark on Sep 02, 2014
    Done came out great --- don't even know that the glass is in

  • Kelly Nickolaus Kelly Nickolaus on Nov 15, 2016
    Vinegarwater in a spraybottle & sheet takes off dirt, second sheet dries any leftovers... no streaks

    • Flower Patch Farmhouse Flower Patch Farmhouse on Nov 15, 2016
      I have tried vinegar before a few times. It just was not as effective, not as fast and it did leave streaks. Newspaper left black on my hands from ink running. I am glad it works for you.