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A kitchen with full length windows on two sides looking onto a garden

Overview

Make your windows sparkling clean with these four easy cleaning hacks. They're all equally easy to complete, your windows will be sparkling in no time.

Steps

1The vinegar method

One the easiest – and most environmentally sound – ways to clean your windows is by using good old white vinegar and water. It's non-toxic and naturally sourced. Make your own cleaning solution by simply mixing 50 per cent vinegar and 50 per cent water in a spray bottle. Spray your window, let it sit, then grab a microfibre cloth and give everything a good wipe. If there are still streaks, flip your cloth to the other side and give it a second going-over. How easy was THAT?

 

A Bunnings team member pouring vinegar into a spray bottle half filled with water

2Glass cleaner and a squeegee

This method is particularly good if your windows are extra streaky. Simply spray your chosen window cleaning solution onto your glass – we're using Glitz Glass Cleaner, one of the best brands out there – and leave for a few moments. Grab a squeegee and drag across your window from top to bottom. Leave to dry for a bit and it should be streak free and sparkling clean.

A Bunnings team member using a squeegee to remove window cleaner from the outside of a window

3Using a window vac

This method is for all of you who love a gadget – in this case, the Karcher Window Vac! Spray on your window cleaner, use the squeegee attachment and give it a good scrub. After you've done this, you're ready to vacuum the extra water off – voila!

A Bunnings team member using a handheld window vacuum to clean the outside of a window

4Newspaper and water

From the super high tech, to the super LOW tech – the good old newspaper and water method! Simply spray on some clean water or window cleaner, and then use a scrunched-up piece of newspaper to wipe away the dirt. It might sound basic, but it works a treat! And it's a great way to make your windows sparkling clean and streak-free.

A Bunnings team member using water and a newspaper to clean a window

5Admire your handiwork!

Heck, while you're there, gaze adoringly at yourself in the window's reflection – a job well done!

6Looking for more bathroom inspo?

Check out Mooch Styles' bathroom makeover and more simple how-tos from Make It Yours season one, bathroom episode.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.