Have you checked your windows? When a little bit of sunlight comes our way, you might realise just how long it’s been since you cleaned your windows. Even just a little bit of dirt and dust can have a huge effect on how much light shines through, making it seem like a dark and dismal winter day even in the middle of summer. Cleaning windows is a task many of us put off because it seems like hard work, but with the right window cleaning tools and products, you can get your windows crystal clear with little to no fuss. Here are three options for tools you can use to clean your windows:

  • For buffing up the window and making it sparkle, a clean and soft cloth is always a good option. Clean rags from old t-shirts can be an easy (and cost-effective) option – they will buff nicely whilst protecting your window from damage.
  • If you have a lot of windows to clean, a squeegee might be a good addition to your cleaning tools. You can buy squeegees with a soft trim, too, which just provides a little added protection against scratches.
  • Believe it or not, newspaper can be used for buffing windows, and some claim it produces the best shine. If you are trying this, always test in a small corner to ensure the newspaper doesn’t scratch your windows. You just need to scrunch up a piece of newspaper into a ball, and then use this to shine your windows.
  • Commercial window cleaning products are readily available from stores. They get the job done, and are easy to use – make sure to read the directions on the label and test any product on a small area first. It’s best to use a product that is made to clean windows and glass – other products may leave streaks or smudges behind.
  • Hot, soapy water can work wonders, too. Simply add a small amount of dishwashing liquid to some hot water, and you’ve got yourself a powerful cleaning product. Make sure to read the directions on the label and test any product on a small area first.