Best Way To Clean Your Windows

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-09 20:17:01

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 When you are living in an apartment you will first think about who has the responsibility for cleaning the windows. Well it really depends on the agreement between landlord and tenant, you may check on your lease about it or if it’s not written there you may coordinate with your landlord or property manager first to see whose responsibility it is and how often window needs to be clean. Some landlord takes the responsibility in cleaning the apartment window by hiring a cleaner. While some landlords give that responsibility to whoever is renting the apartment.


Landlords, property managers, tenants, and homeowners always want their windows to look great without spending too much money. It can be expensive to hire professional help. However, there are ways to do and clean the window of your apartment depending on how dirty and big they are. Here are some tips on how to clean them and what you can use to get a streak-free result.


  • You can use a reusable microfiber cloth for cleaning glass because it gives fantastic results even without using the help of any cleanser. Then use a dry cloth to dry them. Using reusable microfiber cloth will save you some money because it’s washable. It is also absorbent and will leave a streak-free result.


  • Like what most people use to clean the window, a squeegee is one of the most prominent. The way some people do when using squeegee is by doing an s-pattern direction. Squeegee has to be wiped each time the strokes end. It helps to remove dirt, grime, dust, grease, and other things while its rubber blades help dries the window. But when you use squeegee water goes down to the floor. So before you start cleaning when using a squeegee, put a cloth big enough to cover the floor area where you do the window cleaning.


  • You can make a 50-50 vinegar solution. Mix 50% white vinegar and 50% water in a spray bottle. If the window is really dirty, you can do a preliminary wash first with the use of very soapy water. Then you can use either microfiber cloths or newspaper to wipe the glass. Squeegee is another option. What’s good about using vinegar is it's non-toxic and anti-bacterial. Just make sure to use gloves.


  • Making a soapy cleaner can also help cleans the window. Put some drops of dish liquid soap in a bucket of water, and then use a squeegee to remove the water on the window. It is better if you will only put a very small amount of dish liquid soap because if you put too much it might cause soapy residue on the window when it dries.


  • Using a newspaper can also be helpful. Spray some window cleaner or mix an equal amount of water and vinegar, then use newspapers and do it in a circular motion. Just make sure to use a soy-based newspaper if not then it is no good for cleaning glass windows.



When it comes to renting, there is no better option but to find the tidiest place, because it reflects how your landlord or property manager maintains their properties and also how you must maintain it. Whether you are or your property manager is responsible for window cleaning, it is a task that should not be overlooked in any way.

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