I’ll be honest, washing windows and mirrors has never really been one of my favorite things to clean until recent years. The thought of getting out the paper towels and glass cleaner made me cringe. I’m pretty sure I have wasted hundreds of paper towels on my windows and mirrors in the past, and it just seemed like there should be a better solution!
In the past 2 years I have discovered 3 great ways to clean windows and mirrors, none of which include paper towels, woo-hoo!
#1 Deep Cleaning
When the rainy season ends it’s important to give your windows a good cleaning. Who wants to look at streaks from the winter rains? Not me, I want to be able to look out and enjoy the sunshine — streak-free! To give your windows a good deep cleaning, here’s what you’ll need:
* A few drops of dish soap
* 2 rags
Fill the bucket up with water and add a few drops of dish soap. Place one of the rags in the soapy water. Use the wet rag to wipe down the windows and then squeegee the water off. Use the dry rag to wipe off the squeegee between swipes on the window. To see a complete tutorial on this window cleaning method click HERE.
#2 Going Green
If you’re like me, and you hate the thought of using so many paper towels to clean the windows and mirrors then you will love this microfiber window cloth from Shaklee!
About 18 months ago my friend Jennifer, from Blissfully Ever After, sent me some Basic H and a set of microfiber cloths. I was skeptical that a cloth would leave lint on the mirror but this window cloth is awesome! The other thing that’s awesome about this duo, is that the Basic H window mixture is so minimal that I can wash all the windows and mirrors in my house, all year long, for only pennies!! Now that’s a deal! For my full review of these products click HERE.
#3 Easy Peasy
My newest window and mirror washing discovery, is the Zap Cloth. The Zap Cloth is a revolutionary microfiber cloth that gives you streak-free results every time. All you have to do is get the Zap Cloth wet, wring it out, and then you can wipe down all the windows, mirrors, appliances, and more! It’s incredible to watch it work, especially on something as dirty as my bathroom hand mirror!
I will admit I use all of these products and methods to clean my windows and mirrors because I love them all so much! Honestly, it just depends on what I’m in the mood for. But the thing I love about each of these methods is that they are easy and environmentally friendly! You no longer have to use chemicals and paper towels to clean your windows and mirrors because now there’s the soapy water & squeegee, Basic H and the Shaklee window cloth and the Zap Cloth! All of these are great solutions for dirty windows and mirrors!
I hope these tips will help you love to clean your windows as much as I do!