How to clean windows

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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.

Tools and materials

Glitz cleaning vinegar

Glitz glass cleaner

Karcher Window Vac 2

Microfibre cloths

Newspaper

Rubber gloves

Spray bottle x 3

Squeegee

Water

How to clean windows

1. The 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?

 

How to clean windows

2. Glass 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.

How to clean windows

3. Using 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!

How to clean windows

4. Newspaper 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.

How to clean windows

5. Admire your handiwork!

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

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