Betty Nicholson of Mothers Cleaning Co-op suggests these tips for getting shiny, streak-free windows. First, get a lamb’s-wool window cleaner or scrubber from a hardware or home-improvement store, along with a squeegee. Dip the lamb’s-wool cleaner into the cleaning solution, and apply it to the window in an up-down, back-and-forth motion. To get the dirt out of the wool, use the squeegee to remove excess moisture, and wipe the squeegee blade after each pass. Glass experts say that in winter months especially, grime tends to accumulate in windows, and they recommend using the following tools to clean both the inside and outside of windows. Begin by gathering a pencil, bucket, soap, glass cleaner, a soft-bristle brush, a water hose, and a squeegee or microfiber towel. Next, remove all the window screens and label each frame with a pencil so it can be replaced in the proper window after cleaning. Spray the screens with the water hose to wash away dirt, spider webs, dead bugs, and debris, and then use the soft-bristle brush and a bucket of soapy water to gently scrub away buildup so as not to damage or stretch the screens. Finally, rinse the screens off and lay them out to dry. While this is happening, spray cleaner directly on the outside glass and use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the windows from top to bottom. Dry the windows right after washing, using either a squeegee or a microfiber towel, and then wipe the window until all of the glass cleaner and water are gone. Go indoors to wash the inside glass and then replace the window screens according to the labels. | Read More