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The Secret To Cleaner Windows.

Updated on December 23, 2012

When I'm Cleaning Windows.

Not just a funny song by George Formby, but a good way to start this article. ' When I'm cleaning windows' there are secrets to cleaner windows which I use to get the best results. It doesn't involve using chemical sprays but I have to say there are some good ones on the market that do exactly what they say on the tin as it were.

Top tips when I'm cleaning windows.

  1. Wash windows with warm soapy water first
  2. Dry off with a soft cloth or wash leather.
  3. Add a few drops of vinegar to some cold water
  4. Clean windows again.
  5. Dry off again with a soft cloth.
  6. Rub over clean windows with a sheet of newspaper and buff to a smear free shine.
  7. Stand back and admire the results.
  8. Don't forget to clean the window sills whilst you are there.

Woman cleaning windows
Woman cleaning windows | Source

Be safe.

Safety is paramount if you are cleaning windows both from the inside and outside and a few simple rules should be observed.

  1. Be aware of your surroundings and check for hazards.
  2. If using steps, ladders or are climbing on things, be sure they are properly secured.
  3. Never over reach off ladders or out of windows.
  4. If possible get someone to foot a ladder or step ladders.
  5. Keep a hand free to hold on.

Accidents in the home caused by slips, trips and falls are the most common so beware. If you are unsteady on ladders or at all scared of heights then employ a person to clean the windows for you.

Clean windows.

So now you have clean windows, stand back and admire them and hope and pray that it now doesn't rain to spoil them.


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  • poshcoffeeco profile image

    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Midget38 and Kelsey,

    Thanks for reading and commenting, happy new year to you.

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    PaleoVeganista 5 years ago

    I often use vinegar to clean windows, and find it works just as well as Windex and other commercial products. Ironically, some natural cleaning products make a vinegar-based Windex alternative. As you've clearly explained, poshcoffeeco, a DIY version is just as convenient and easy to use!

    Thanks for sharing,


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    Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

    I think many are afraid to use vinegar because of the odor, but it is good for cleaning windows. Thanks for sharing!

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire


    Thanks for reading and commenting, I am glad you like my tips. Happy Christmas to you too.

    Always exploring,

    You had me going then about the house keeper! Thanks for reading, have a great Christmas.

    Kaili Bison,

    Keep warm and forget about the windows, happy Christmas.

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    Kaili Bisson 5 years ago from Canada

    Loved the video. I must bookmark this and try your suggestions in the is -17C here today, so not a good day for windows :-)

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

    I had to push funny, the video is hilarious. Good tips on cleaning windows. I will let my housekeeper know. HaHa ( As if i had one ) Cheers.

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    carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

    Some good suggestions for cleaning windows. Will pass them along to my husband. You have a wonderful holiday season.