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Indoor and Outdoor Homemade Window Cleaning Solution

While cleaning windows isn’t typically on top of anyone’s favorite weekend activities, we have some homemade window cleaning solutions to help you get the job done! If you’re into green cleaning and looking for a streak-free, crystal clear clean then this recipe is right for you.

Ingredients for a Homemade Window Cleaning Solution

To get started, there are a few items that you may have on hand. If not, add the missing ingredients to your shopping list and grab them on your next trip to the store. To create window washing solution and clean your windows you will need these things.

For outdoor windows:

  • Newspaper or clean microfiber cloths
  • A sponge
  • Water
  • Squeegee
  • Dish detergent
  • Ladder
  • Bucket
  • Outdoor hose

For indoor windows:

  • Newspaper or clean microfiber cloths
  • Water
  • Spray bottle (for indoor windows)
  • Squeegee
  • White distilled vinegar
  • Glycerin (for bathroom windows)

Outdoor Window Cleaning Solution Instructions

  1. To get started cleaning exterior windows, begin by removing screens and storm windows.
  2. Fill a bucket halfway with lukewarm water and add a few squirts of dish detergent. Don’t use too much soap, as it can lead to streaks on your windows.
  3. Start with ground-level windows and use your sponge and soapy water mixture to remove dirt and debris from glass and windowsills. When cleaning windows outside of your reach, be careful when climbing the ladder. Make sure to have someone at home with you to secure the bottom of the ladder while you work. For second and third story homes, consider hiring a professional to ensure your windows are cleaned safely.
  4. Using the outside hose, rinse the glass and surrounding area.
  5. With vertical strokes on one side of the window and horizontal strokes on the other, use the squeegee to remove moisture and provide a streak-free finish.
  6. Wipe edges with newspaper or a clean, microfiber cloth to dry completely.

Indoor Window Washing Solution Instructions

  1. Fill a spray bottle with 50% white, distilled vinegar and 50% tap water.
  2. Spray the inside of your windows and with vertical strokes on one side of the window and horizontal strokes on the other, use the squeegee to remove moisture and provide a streak-free finish.
  3. Wipe edges with newspaper or a clean, microfiber cloth to dry completely.
  4. For bathroom windows and mirrors, add a few drops of glycerin to plain water and spray the surfaces and wipe dry with a clean, microfiber cloth. This will help prevent fog build-up!

Home Cleaning Services

While Molly Maid can’t provide outdoor window cleaning services, we can provide a wide range of whole-home cleaning services. Request a free estimate online or call (800) 654-9647 to learn how our services can fit your budget, timeline and preferences.

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