Here is one of my favorite past contributor posts from Becky at Clean Mama. I love this post because it is so simple, and it really works! Here is Becky with the tutorial:
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I‘ve tried just about every technique for washing windows – newsprint, paper towels, microfiber towels, microfiber window and glass towels…. all of which work, but just not all the time. So on a search for a better way, I discovered this technique for washing windows at marthastewart.com and quite honestly I will never wash windows any other way!
I bought this Quickie brand window washer and squeegee from Amazon – after using the washer and squeegee combo, I think that’s the way to go because you can scrub the windows a bit before squeegee-ing it off.
The technique is simple: put a teaspoon of dish washing detergent powder in a shallow plastic container, add hot water and grab a large bath towel and rag.
Dip your squeegee in the dish and start washing! Use the rag to wipe up drips on the window sills and put the towel on the floor underneath your work surface - you’ll need them.
This method works really well on the exterior windows, too. The little handle reaches to get those taller windows that I’d normally need a step ladder to reach.
Simple process, no drying, just CLEAN windows
Does everyone wash windows like this and I’m just missing out? Or is this new to you too? Am I a little excited about this new technique? YES! Do you think I’m crazy? Consider the source – and try this method to effectively and simply wash your windows.
(This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in July 2011)