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05-25-2019 05:01 AM
S Fernz
Cleaning Windows with Vinegar Without Streaks

Cleaning Windows with Vinegar Without Streaks

In this how-to, you'll learn
  • How to make your own vinegar window washing solution.
  • What type of solution you will need based on how dirty your windows are.
  • How to use vinegar for other house hold chores.

Vinegar is a miracle from nature. Completely non-toxic and anti-bacterial, vinegar is actually beneficial to any surface it touches. It safely kills germs and is much more economical than chemical cleaning solutions. Itís not even harmful when accidentally inhaled or ingested. (If youíve got kids, youíll love that part).

The acidic composition of vinegar acts quickly to break down the kind of film that frequently accumulates on glass surfaces. When you wash a window using a solution that contains vinegar, the results will almost always be free from streaks and sparkling clean.

Recipes for Vinegar Window Washing Solution
Martha Stewart included a section with detailed recommendations for window washing in her series, "20 More Things Everyone Should Know". Below are a few choice tips, along with her vinegar window-washing recipe.

Mix one part hot water to one part distilled vinegar.
Sponge cleaning: Moisten the window, using the solution, then clean.
Squeegee cleaning: Always dampen the squeegee first and clean from the top down, wiping the edge of the squeegee after every stroke.
Clean only when there is no direct sun on the windows.
Rinse and dry the window frames immediately to avoid any damage.

Green Living, from National Geographic, recommends this simple recipe, plus a few extra tips for the best window cleaning outcome.
  1. In a spray bottle, mix 50% distilled vinegar (white) and 50% tap water.
  2. For extremely grimy glass, prewash with very soapy water, then go to the vinegar spray.
  3. Got highly resistent spots? Try rubbing hard with a cloth dipped in undiluted vinegar.
06-21-2013 07:10 AM
TriciaHines
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Originally Posted by Harris625 View Post
The cleaning of window is not a tough task. Normally window face the lot of dust importantly outside window, so it need to be clean on regularly basis and washed out monthly. The soap mixture can be used for this purpose.
Yes, you said right. One more thing I want to add is you just can't rely on water.
06-21-2013 01:48 AM
Harris625 The cleaning of window is not a tough task. Normally window face the lot of dust importantly outside window, so it need to be clean on regularly basis and washed out monthly. The soap mixture can be used for this purpose.
06-10-2013 05:55 AM
alexisalley Planning and strategy make every work easy, Of-course cleaning also need planning as well as hard work. So good office cleaning organization always produce better and effective output. To clean window is highly risky work, so training and planning very essential.
05-10-2013 08:55 PM
AndrewWilliam It is certainly necessary to plan the cleaning work for a better and effective output in the end. Covering every portion in an order makes it simple to check each corner to be perfectly cleaned or not.
12-05-2012 04:07 AM
michaelvaugan First of all keep in mind that your windows looking great and streak free and this happened for regular cleaning you window, If you are going to attempt cleaning yourself then use a detergent it needs to be soft on the hands with simple water.
07-14-2012 10:42 AM
WilliamB I don't agree with using paper plates more often. It creates more waste on this planet.
07-14-2012 01:40 AM
katty Your tips and advice are really very good I also think that whenever we are handling a project whether it is small or big should be done with carefully. Before starting work we should plan it properly that how we can do best in small time. It will save our money as well as time. At first should clean that area that requires more cleaning.
07-13-2012 01:41 AM
kristoffersava Yes, I completely agree with your post and tips and I also follow that cleaning starts with organization. The main strategies should be the organizing all your housing stuffs that will gives a better results and thoroughly clean your house. Clean house by breaking up individual tasks by room and keep clutter to a minimum.

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07-09-2012 02:23 AM
NelsonJohn Of-course cleaning can be a easy task to do with proper planning and strategy. I am very thankful to the author for helpful cleaning tips. IT really helped me a lot for making my cleaning process successful. Using of the paper plate are more helpful way to clean.
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06-25-2012 04:58 AM
shaaz456
Window cleaning

Cleaning can be easier if you follow a cleaning plan and use effective cleaning techniques. Assigning household chores to family members helps get the work done faster and teaches responsibility.
These Organizing cleaning tips will help you to create a beautiful house,

* Clean one room at a time
* Choose the hardest chore first
* Play upbeat music while you clean
* Use paper plates more often
* Make a convenient place for everything
* Donít delay, get started

As you start developing simple housecleaning habits, youíll notice that your work will get easier and easier.

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