Most people make cleaning windows more difficult than it needs to be by making a few key mistakes. Here are the biggest issues with window cleaning and how to correct them.
You Clean On A Sunny Day
When you clean on a sunny day it is more difficult to focus on the glass. By cleaning when it is cloudy you can focus on the pane of glass and see any smudges or streaks that need to be washed.
You Don’t Clean the Frame First
Always start cleaning your windows by vacuuming and then cleaning and dusting the sills. If you leave the sills filled with dirt that blows in from the outside you’ll end up with a muddy mess when you spray window cleaner.
You Don’t Use the Right Rag
Some people swear by newspaper but in my experience it doesn’t do anywhere near as good of a job as a good microfiber cloth. Microfiber cloths are better at capturing dirt and working away any tough smudges. A newspaper cannot even compete against a microfiber cloth when you’re getting rid of pet nose smudges.
You Don’t Use Enough Rags
Always clean with two rags. One for washing and one for drying. The key to a streak free window is to remove any excess cleaner as quickly as possible. Once the window is mostly clean go over it once more with a fresh, dry rag to ensure a streak free clean.