A house with clean, sparkling windows is just one of the things we love coming home to. While some people prefer professional window cleaners to clean their windows, you can also do it yourself if you have the time and energy to do so. In addition, window cleaning tools and equipment are fairly easy to find – you can surely find the necessary items at your local store.


However, if you are planning to clean your windows from the outside and intend to clean the windows on the second story or higher, you have to take extra precaution.


If you have made up your mind in cleaning your own windows, here are some tips you might find useful to make your window washing faster, easier, and more successful:


Don’t underestimate the power of simple household items. Even though advertisements for commercial window cleaning agents are really inviting to buy, with each brand promising magnificent results, you can save some bucks by turning to your usual household items. Dish detergent, ammonia, water, and vinegar are wonderful when it comes to making your windows dirt-free.


Choose the right fabric material for your cleaning cloth. Your choice of cleaning rag can play a big role whether or not your window would have ugly streaks on it after wiping. Your cleaning rag doesn’t have to be expensive. You can even use a cotton shirt; the thing is, you have to ensure that what you use is super absorbent that can definitely wipe the window surface dry. Microfiber cloth is also superb for cleaning windows.


Use the blackboard eraser. A blackboard eraser is excellent in removing ugly streaks on your cleaned window.


Keep a non-gel toothpaste at hand. Since most windows are made of glass, it would not be surprising if you come across minor scratches on them as you wish. Don’t fret, just apply a non-gel toothpaste on the affected area with the use of a soft cloth. Rub the toothpaste and leave for a few minutes then remove it using a little bit of water. Wipe it dry.