Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Cleaning Your Windows
You know what they always say - the windows are the eyes to the soul...or something like that. We don’t remember the exact quote..but that sounds pretty close.
Anyways, what we’re trying to say is, windows are important, and they can say a lot about a person. When people walk up to your home, the windows are one of the first things they see. And when you look out, what do you look through?
That’s right. Windows, again.
So how do you keep your windows as shiny and streak-free as your soul? Well, we’re here to tell you.
Clean Them on Cloudy Days
This seems counterintuitive, but hear us out. It seems as if sunny weather would be perfect for revealing all the streaks and spots you need to clean off of your windows. But, if you try to clean your windows on a super sunny day, the sunlight will dry the cleaning product too quickly and leave messy stains that are difficult to remove.
Let’s face it, it’s easy to just assume that all those dust and lint particles will come off as you’re wiping the windows down, but where do you think those particles end up? They end up just being spread around the window, or sticking to the rag you’re using. Make sure to give the windows a quick dusting before you get to spraying anything on them.
Pick the Right Cleaner
Speaking of spraying, what you spray on your windows has a big impact on how they end up looking. The key is to choose one without any harsh chemicals that will damage the glass or leave streaks, and we have just the recommendation (hint: it’s DAZZ Window & Glass Cleaner). The natural ingredients in our cleaner make it safe to use on any type of glass, and it won’t leave behind any weird residue.
Use a Microfiber Rag
Paper towels are wasteful and newspaper leaves ink stains everywhere, but microfiber rags make excellent tools for cleaning windows. All the little fibers in these rags will pick up whatever bacteria, dirt, dust, and residue is on your windows, on top of being quick-drying and absorbent. They’re sold all over the Internet and in basically any grocery or home store, but if you don’t feel like buying something new, an old T-shirt is an acceptable substitute.
Start from Top to Bottom
This method applies to virtually all cleaning: start high and work your way lower. Cleaning solution drips down as you spray it - so, rather than having to re-spray and re-wipe sections you’ve already cleaned, just let the force of gravity do its work. You probably won’t have to spray as much DAZZ on the bottoms of your windows if you just work with whatever residual solution spreads down from the top.
Finish by Polishing (With a Different Rag)
Another step? Yeah, another step. But this is the last one! In order to get those final, stubborn streaks off of your newly cleaned windows, you’ll need to polish them with a different rag. The different rag thing is important because, despite how absorbent microfiber rags are, they still have all that dust and dirt and grime that just came from your windows. Trying to polish with the same rag would just push that gross residue around on the glass, creating new and improved streaks.