How to Clean Windows - Wash Windows the Natural Way
There are many instructions available on how to clean windows, some better than others. Cleaning windows has got to be one of the most hated and put-off household chores. It usually requires some extra effort on your part. If you have any sort of physical disability or weakness then it becomes something you do only when you absolutely have to. Many of the products sold to clean windows do not work the way they are supposed to for most people. People have been driven to distraction trying to remove streaks from their windows after using a "no streak" product.
The best way to clean windows is the natural way, using natural products that will not harm you or the environment around you. Products like white vinegar, baking soda, corn starch, club soda and lemon juice are all helpful in cleaning windows.
The natural ways of cleaning windows also seem to be the most effective. They don't leave any residue (if properly rinsed) that builds up. Regardless of what you use, you should clean your windows when the sun is not directly shining on them, this will make them dry too quickly and they will leave streaks. Also, if the windows are very dirty or if they have a lot of residue from commercially available products, you should wash them with warm, soapy water and a sponge first. After they have dried, then you can apply these ideas to get your windows sparkling clean.
Natural Products to Clean Your Windows
The most widely recommended natural way on how to clean windows is using a combination of white vinegar and water and a sponge; combine ½ cup of white vinegar with 1 gallon of water. Use a squeegee to remove the excess water and then dry the window with crumpled up newspaper or a soft cloth. You can also mix the vinegar and water in a spray bottle and just spray it on. If you use a spray bottle add 2 cups of water and ¼ cup of white vinegar.
You can add cornstarch to a mixture of vinegar and water to clean your windows as well. Combine 2 tablespoonfuls of cornstarch, 1 cup white vinegar, 1 gallon warm water. Rinse well and dry with a squeegee or crumpled up newspaper. Another natural way to wash windows is using lemon juice. Squeeze some lemon juice on a soft cloth or sponge and wipe off the residue with a soft cloth. .
soda, the miracle compound that seems to be able to do anything, can also
be used to clean your windows. Sprinkle some baking soda on a damp sponge or
soft cloth. Rinse the windows with a clean sponge and plenty of water. Dry the
windows with a squeegee or a crumpled up newspaper (newsprint is probably
better). Club soda is another natural way to wash windows. Just pour the club soda in a
bucket, soak a sponge in the club soda and wash the windows. Dry them using a
squeegee or newspaper.
No matter which method you choose on how to clean windows, wash the windows in an alternating up and down, and right to left motion. Do not use a circular motion as that will cause streaks. Any one of these methods should leave you with clean, shiny windows without too much effort. You can be proud of yourself for not putting your health or your environment in jeopardy from dangerous fumes in order to have a clean house.
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