3 Natural Ways To Clean Your Windows This Spring

When it comes times to clean your windows this spring, put away your store-bought window cleaner and try one of these natural window cleaning solutions instead.

#1 Newspaper

Cleaning with a newspaper is a really classic trick that works really well with windows that are just a little dusty. First, take an old rag that you made from a cotton T-shirt and use it to remove the dust from your window. Then, take a newspaper and wad it up. Move the newspaper around in a circular motion. The print on the newspaper is slightly abrasive and will help polish your window without damaging it.

You may want to wear gloves for this process, as the ink can transfer from the newspaper onto your hands. Also, don't use the newspaper to clean your window frame, as the ink from the newspaper can transfer onto your window frame, adding another step to your cleaning process.

#2 Vinegar

Vinegar is a great, all natural, all around cleaner that can be used on many different surfaces in your home, including your windows. For the first time you use a natural product instead of a commercial cleaner, you'll want to make a mixture of half water, half vinegar in a spray bottle with a few drops of liquid dish soap. The addition of the liquid dish soap will help remove any waxy residue that was left behind by the commercial cleaner you've used on your window before. After this cleaning, you don't have to add liquid dish soap to the cleaning solution.

If you have any hard water spots, apply undiluted vinegar directly to them and let the vinegar sit for a few minutes, then use the diluted vinegar/water solution to clean your window.

#3 Cornstarch

If you have a window that is really dirty, you can use a corn starch solution to clean your windows. To make the solution, you'll want to mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with a spray bottle that is three parts water to one part vinegar. This solution will help you easily scrub away dirt and particles that are attached to your window. You'll want to rinse your window with water after you use this cleaning solution, and then dry it off with a squeegee or towel.

Throw out your commercial window cleaner, and use one of these all-natural window cleaning methods. Your windows will get just as clean and you will not have to breathe in the chemical fumes from a commercial window cleaner. You'll also be able to use natural products that you already have around your home to clean with instead of having to invest in expensive cleaning products for your windows.

Talk with a residential cleaning company if you need help cleaning the exterior of your windows.