Many different window cleaning tools can be used for cleaning, but these are the ones you should always have on hand.
- Window Squeegee: This homemade tool is a perfect choice for everyday use and can be used to get rid of stubborn dirt from your windows. It’s also great at removing water spots.
- Facial Towel: These towels work as an exfoliant and provide a deep clean that won’t scratch your windows as some scrubbing pads will. Make sure to use one without any lotions or moisturizers before using it on your windows.
- Newspaper: You should always keep newspapers handy for wiping down glass surfaces. There are tons of articles about this topic, so dig around until you find what best suits your needs! The newspaper will leave your windows streak-free and won’t steal any of the water you are using to clean with.
- Water Wands or Hose Nozzles: Using a hose nozzle, spray down your windows while holding them at least 6 inches away from the glass. This should ensure that you don’t get too much pressure on one area, which could lead to water seeping underneath the glass (and the dreaded window leak).
- Cloth: Keep an extra cloth nearby for wiping up any excess moisture. You can also use it to go over any wet spots that should have been dried by now.
- Microfiber Buffing Cloths: Microfibers are great because they pick up dust and dirt, and they won’t scratch the glass. They also do a great job of buffing off any streaks that your squeegee might leave behind.
- Squeegee: This tool is another must-have for window washing (or anything else you want to get streak-free). Using warm water with this tool is the best way to go; it helps to loosen up the dirt and keeps it from sticking back onto your windows after you wipe them dry.
- Magic Eraser: This is probably one of the best tools to use if you want your glass to be as clean as can be. A little bit of water on a magic eraser will cut through any grease and grime that is on your windows, leaving them sparkling clean and virtually streak-free.