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7 DIY Window Cleaning Tips by Top Home Cleaning Blogs

by Aug 18, 2021


“A roundup of the very best window cleaning tips and hacks! If you’re looking for fail-proof DIY window cleaning tips and secrets to keep your window clean, this post is for you!” ?

Since cleaning is our passion and this year we are determined to make window cleaning tasks Hassle-free, quick and easy for each and everyone so today we have decided to round up a few of the best DIY window cleaning tips we’ve seen (and tried) so far. We’ve scoured the web to gather fail-proof DIY tips, tricks, hacks, and secrets from 7 experts, including window manufacturers, professional window cleaners, bloggers, top home cleaning blogs, and DIY websites/magazines. We didn’t include a tip unless we had either tried it or had heard from multiple sources that it actually works! ✌️?


We’ve divided the expert tips into the following categories:


Tip #1 – Clean Windows on a Cloudy Day

Not everyone bothers to think “When is the best time to clean your windows?” Apparently, there is a preferred season as well as the weather. People automatically think cleaning it on a sunny day is more preferable than a rainy season. However, sunny days aren’t necessarily the ideal time since the sun will dry up the glass too quickly, which will usually result in dreaded streaks. Sometimes, the leftover lines are even hard to remove.

According to Cleaning Business Today, Cloudy day with little to no breeze is the ideal weather for cleaning windows.

Clean Windows on a Cloudy Day

In cloudy weather, windows dry up gradually, leaving no time for streaks to form. However, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you can always start on the house’s shady part and move onto the rest when the sun finally sets.


Tip #2 – Clean Windows Twice a Year (In Spring and Again In Summer)

HomeClick shared a logical reason and recommended that the spring and summer season is the best time of the year to clean windows.

Cleaning in the spring season is recommended because the crummy winter weather makes windows dirtiest. But spring also brings pollen. So to remove all the springtime pollen we must clean windows again in the Summer Season.

Clean Windows Twice a Year


Pro Tip – Use Windshield Washing Solution to Clean Windows in Winter

If you want to clean your window in Winter to order to enjoy the outside view then don’t worry because you can still wash your windows in the dead of winter.

Family Handyman shared a secret tip of adding windshield washing solution to cleaning solution. Adding this secret ingredient doesn’t allow water to freeze on the glass and ultimately allows you to clean the window in the Winter season too!

Use Windshield Washing Solution to Clean Windows in Winter


Tip #3 – Always Start by Gathering Basic Window Cleaning Supplies

Gathering all the window cleaning supplies is the first thing to do according to Happy DIY Home. You don’t want to get stuck halfway through and end up with streaks across the glass or a half-washed window!

Always Start by Gathering Basic Window Cleaning Supplies

For example, as per the recommendations shared in this blog, you may need:

  • Bucket of warm water
  • Dish soap
  • Vinegar (Optional)
  • Spray bottle
  • Garden Hose for Exterior Window Cleaning

Whatever tips go are going to follow, make sure to gather all the required supplies before starting the task in order to have a hassle-free window cleaning experience.


Tip #4: Make Your Own DIY Window Cleaning Solution

After scouring the web to find the best window cleaning solution recommended by multiple experts on various platforms, here is the most recommended and fail-proof way to make your own DIY window cleaning solution.

“Mix a few drops of dishwashing liquid in a bucket of warm water”

Though we have many commercial cleaning fluids available on the market but mostly all experts have preferred a simple solution of dish soap and water.

Make Your Own DIY Window Cleaning Solution


Some people also opt to use vinegar and water to clean windows.

According to Bob Vila, one part white vinegar to two parts water—is perfect when mixed up in a spray bottle.

Use Vinegar to Remove Stubborn Stains!

Tip #5: Remove dirt and dust first

Before you get started, sweep dirt from the window frame with a brush This will prevent dirt from turning into a muddy mess when mixed with a cleaner. If your window screen looks especially grimy, pop it out and wash with hot, sudsy water and a soft brush, then rinse and let dry before putting it back.

Lab Tip By Good Housekeeping: You can also refresh your curtains at the same time by putting them in the dryer for 15 minutes on an “air-only” cycle and rehanging quickly to prevent wrinkles.

Remove dirt and dust first


Tip #6: Use Garden Hose for Exterior Window Cleaning

According to Better Homes and Gardens, there’s one crucial step that many people skip when learning how to clean windows i.e. Garden Hose.

Close all your windows and use a garden hose to spray the outside. You’ll remove the first layer of dirt and make the detail work that much easier. Plus, on a summer day, you can use window washing as an excuse to splash in the water a little bit.

Use Garden Hose for Exterior Window Cleaning


Tip #7: Clean From Top to Bottom

If you really want your window or mirror to be streak-free, then follow “Top to Bottom” cleaning tip given by The Spruce.

Clean windows from the top to the bottom because the cleaning solution can drip, use gravity to your advantage, and let the cleaner drip into areas you haven’t washed yet. Begin at the top and work your way down to make sure that no drips will happen on the glass surfaces that are already perfectly cleaned.

Clean From Top to Bottom

So that’s it! Now you have the 7 best tips by experts at your fingertips with the help of this roundup! Hoping that cleaning your windows doesn’t have to be such a tedious task now.

Enjoy and happy cleaning! ?✌️


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AdelCo Home Services is determined to remove dirt and make the environment neat & clean. Cleaning is our passion. We’ve returned twinkle, glow and shine to numerous houses of Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, and the Tri-Cities in British Columbia through our high-quality Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning, Roof Cleaning, Moss Removal, Pressure Washing, house washing, etc. services. If you are a resident of British Columbia, Canada then call us at 1-888-789-6222 to discuss your need!

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