4. Clean the outside without going outside
If you are fortunate enough to have single hung windows that tilt in, cleaning the outside of the lower portion is easy. But how do you clean the outside of the top portion that doesn’t tilt in? You can use this tip from the inside (or even the outside) of your home to reach the tops of your windows. Use a paper towel or microfiber cleaning cloth on a Swiffer mop to reach the top half of your windows. Giving it a spray with window cleaner will help leave a streak-free shine.
5. Create your own essential oil window cleaner (h/t One Essential Community)
All natural window cleaners are great for your home, your health, and the environment. However, they don’t always work well. This streak-free homemade window spray uses vinegar, vodka, cornstarch, and essential oils to create a potent window cleaner that leaves your windows streak-free and your home smelling wonderful. You can customize the scent anyway you like – citrus, lavender, and mint are popular choices.
6. Remove hard water stains from windows (h/t Do It Yourself Divas)
Hard water stains can be difficult to remove from the outside of windows. The cloudy film keeps you from enjoying your view and simply looks awful. You can erase the hard water stains with a mixture of vinegar, Dawn dishsoap, and lemon juice. Spray over the window and allow to work for 10 minutes. Scrub with a brush and then wipe clean.
7. Keep your windows clean longer
After putting in all the hard work to clean the outsides of your windows, you probably want them to stay nice as long as possible. Rain-X 2 in 1 Glass Cleaner and rain repellant will keep your windows sparkling for a long time. This window cleaning hack couldn’t be any simpler. You simply clean the windows with the Rain-X.