What’s the best way to clean your windows?

You may have the most beautiful double glazing or stunning feature windows but unless they’re kept clean they will fail to meet their full potential when it comes to enhancing your home. Fortunately, there are many methods to make keeping your windows clean as easy as possible.

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Whether you have Leicester double glazing or period windows in Newcastle or Bristol and regardless of whether you prefer to read The Sun or The Times, newspapers can be a great asset when cleaning windows. Scrunch it into a ball and it is better than using paper towels, especially when teamed with a good window cleaning product.


There are so many uses for vinegar beyond seasoning your chips, and cleaning windows is one of them. Mix white vinegar with the same amount of water and then use a spray bottle to apply. If you have particularly dirty glass, use some really soapy water to wash them down first.

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Soap and water

Good old soap and water can be extremely effective window cleaner, although you may have problems with smears, depending on the type of soap you use.

Jeweller’s rouge

If you have invested in quality windows from the likes of http://www.absolutewindowsolutions.co.uk/, then you will want to keep them in tip-top condition. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, however, but don’t panic if you end up with scratches on the glass as a little elbow grease and some jeweller’s rouge can work wonders when it comes to restoring the appearance of your windows.

All you have to do is wet the rogue and apply it using a soft cloth. Keep rubbing – and rubbing – and the scratches will eventually disappear.

Technological solutions

If you think life’s too short to spend ages scrubbing your windows, there are products out there that could help you out (if you don’t want to simply employ a window cleaner that is). There are electric window vacuums and steam cleaners, on top of a whole host of different cleaning products promising you a ‘streak-free shine’.

The amount of choice on offer on the cleaning solutions aisle can be mind-blowing and it is down to personal choice which ones you choose. It is worth noting, however, that the most expensive options aren’t always the best when it comes to easy window cleaning.

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Kim Lee lives in Tampa, Florida and focuses on living an intentionally happy life, helping others live better, and having a whole lot of fun. She loves to write, read, enjoy the outdoors, and play with dogs.

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