How to Clean a Window

Don't think of cleaning your windows as drudgery. Think of it as a way to—as the song says—'let the sunshine in...'

You will need

  • A bucket
  • Some warm water
  • Some white vinegar
  • A large sponge
  • A squeegee
  • Several cloths or towels
  • And some ammonia-free cleaner
  • Some newspaper
  • And a vacuum cleaner with a bristle brush attachment

Step 1 Pick a time Pick a time to wash your windows when the sun isn’t hitting them directly.

Step 2 Mix solution In the bucket, mix a solution that’s one part water to one part vinegar.

Step 3 Wipe window Dip a sponge into the solution, squeeze out the excess, and wipe the window clean.

Step 4 Use squeegee Drag the squeegee from the top to the bottom of the window in one smooth, steady motion.

Step 5 Remove excess water Rub the squeegee with a cloth or towel to remove excess water.

Step 6 Continue with squeegee Continue dragging the squeegee, overlapping the strokes one at a time, until you’ve removed all the cleaning solution.

Step 7 Dry sill & frame Dry the windowsill and frame with a cloth, then step back and admire the view.