No matter how much you clean your house and make the insides spotless, it will always look dirty if your windows are smudged and grimy. There are lots of expensive products out there that claim to leave the glass smear-free. While some of these may work to a degree, there's really no need as you can get a perfectly good finish with some water and a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Just follow a few simple steps, and you will have streak-free windows in no time.
Prepare Your Tools
You don't need much to make your windows look perfect. A bucket to hold the water, two microfiber cloths, a squeegee, and a little bit of dishwashing liquid are all you need. If you don't have any microfiber cloths, it's worth investing in a couple. They are relatively cheap, and you can wash them and reuse them after every use.
Prepare Your Mixture
The most important part of cleaning your windows is to get all the old dirt and grime off. Make up a solution with a bucket full of water and a few drops of dishwashing liquid. As long as there are enough soapy suds to clean off any dirt, then your mixture is strong enough, but obviously, try to use as little detergent as you can. You just need to stir the water to get the soap mixed in, and you are ready to go.
The first step is to wash your windows. Grab one of your microfiber cloths, and get to work cleaning all of the glass. Make sure you get into all the corners and use a bit of elbow grease on any extra stubborn stains. If some parts really don't come clean, you can put some dishwashing liquid directly on your cloth to make sure your window is spotless.
With the dirt now removed from your window, you need to get rid of the excess water to stop it staining. Grab your squeegee and scrape down as much as you can reach to make sure your window is as dry as it can be. Get into all the corners, and make sure there are no soapy suds left, as this can leave messy streaks when you have finished.
You're nearly there! The last step is to give your window a quick wipe everywhere to make sure you have every last drop of water. It is crucial to get it all, as if any droplets remain, they will evaporate and leave behind an ugly residue. Go round with your dry microfiber cloth and make sure you get right into each corner to give your window a sparkly shine.
That's it! You're all finished. Perfectly clean windows, without any expensive products or fancy equipment. When you are finished with the microfiber cloths, you can throw them into the washing machine, and they will be as good as new for the next use. Simple!