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How to Clean Windows Without Streaks in 3 Steps

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Today I am sharing how to clean windows without streaks in 3 steps. We live in New England so we have a variety of seasonal changes that leave our windows dirty on more than one occasion. The Spring pollen is usually the biggest offender so we try to clean the glass in the windows in early June after the pollen is gone.

How to clean windows without streaking has been trending on google since early December so let me show you how to clean your windows without streaks!

how to clean windows without streaks with diaper cloth

How to Clean Windows Without Streaks

blue and white living room, burlap curtains, clean windows, blue rug

Cleaning glass or cleaning windows without streaks is actually very easy. 

This homemade cleaning solution cleans windows effectively and quickly.

First Step: Simply add hot water to a bucket and 2 cups of vinegar.

red bucket, bottle of vinegar, diaper cloth,

I find that using 2 cloth diapers (burp cloths) work the best when it comes to cleaning windows.

Second Step: Soak one cloth with homemade vinegar and water cleaning solution and wring it out.

Using your wet cloth, wash your window or glass thoroughly in a circular motion and be sure to get the edges and corners. 

girls in purple shirt cleaning windows with vinegar and diaper cloth

Third Step: Dry with window or glass with a dry second cloth.

Simple right?

How to Clean Windows without Streaking 

girl in purple shirt cleaning windows with vinegar and diaper cloth no streaks

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Best Way to Clean Windows

I find that removing the screens and placing in the shower seems to be the easiest way to clean the screens. Unless of course it’s a nice day outside, you can lean the screens against your house and hose them off. We have a hand held shower attachment in one of our showers which works nicely to wash the screens.

Using hot water and vinegar is the best way to clean windows without streaks and also saves time.

One of my pet peeves when cleaning windows, is streaks. The trick though is to use the diaper cloths.

They work wonderfully! Using vinegar and diaper cloths is cost effective too. You will save money by not using endless rolls of paper towels and bottles of window cleaner.

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  1. Great idea!! another tip to avoid streaky windows – make sure to clean windows in shade, not when the sun is beating on them

    Vinegar is so much cheaper than window cleaners!!

  2. My mom told me about this and I have yet to try! However, beins that’s you both love technique – I think I need to give it a try.

    xo Michael

  3. Is it wrong if I say I love the smell of vinegar?

    And I love the look of streakless windows.

    Perfect tip for me!

    Have a great day rock star!

  4. This is really a good tip, it really works and its very easy. Thank you for sharing these tips to us.

  5. I have a residential cleaning service that I run and even though I Don’t do Windows….I have a few special clients that I make an exception for ๐Ÿ˜‰ . This is the method that I use and it’s the only way I’ll do it! When you have months of grime, pollen, dust and winter dirt built up on your windows it can be difficult to get all the gunk off. I can usually get those windows sparkling in one quick cleaning using this method!

    1. Does this work for water spots on glass shower doors? Or what do you use to make the glass in showers clear again?

  6. Hi, Jessica ~ I also despise cleaning windows but love the end result! I’m so excited to try out your 10 minute cleaning trick. And I actually have “clean the windows” on my to-do list. Any tips for cleaning screens, too, because ours are gross. Thanks for sharing!