Home Cleaning: Tips on Cleaning Windows

You want to make sure you get it right the first time because washing your windows is an exhausting chore. To avoid having to redo your work, here are some tips on the proper way to clean windows

Things Need:

Glass Cleaner and microfiber cloth

How to Clean Windows

To begin cleaning, sweep dirt from the window, frame, and screen with a brush or vacuum it up with your dusting attachment. This will ward off dirt from turning into a muddy mess once blended with a cleaner. Spray the window with glass cleaner and, using a microfiber cloth, wipe one side of the glass first horizontally and the other vertically. This process will let you see if any smears are forming. Until you’ve covered your entire window, repeat the process.


Here are common mistakes that need to be noted before you proceed on spraying and wiping.

Frequent Window Washing Mistakes

Sunny day Cleaning

Cleaning the windows with the sun striking directly at the windows will make the cleaner dry onto the hot windows before you even get to wipe it off. This will leave hard-to-remove streaks. The best time to clean is a dry, cloudy day. Although you can still clean the windows if the sun’s out and you’re eager to clean. All you need to do is start cleaning on the shaded side of the house.

Do not dust the sills and sashes first

Any liquid that drips onto the window frames will create a muddy mess so don’t think about skipping this step. Before handling the glass, always vacuum the frame, sill, and sash first.

Be generous when using glass window cleaner

Especially if there are extra dirty that accumulated on the window, don’t be afraid to generously use glass window cleaner. To dissolve and suspend the dirt, you need plenty of cleaners so it can be completely wiped away. If you lessen the use of needed glass cleaner for cleaning, you’ll only be seeing streaks.

Drying with a weak, silky paper towel

If paper towel is your preference instead of microfiber cloth, choose one that’s up to the task.