Until they're free of dust and smudges, you probably don't realize how dirty your windows are. For your house to look its absolutely best, discover the best way to clean windows without streaks!

First, Choose the Right Surface Cleaner

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When it comes to cleaning around your family, we believe that plant-based solutions are always the way to go. That’s why our Multi-Surface Cleaner is 99.96% natural and specially engineered to clean any home surface, including glass windows without streaks or smudges. In our estimation, this is the best product to wash windows.

Next, Select the Best Cloth for Washing Windows 

The right microfiber towels can completely transform your cleaning experience – and we believe we’ve created the best ones out there.

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Paper towels are expensive, wasteful, and they tear under pressure. Cotton towels tend to push dirt around on surfaces, rather than collect them. Obviously, no one wants to spend hours dealing with fuzzy, smudged surfaces.

Since Puracy microfiber towels are 100x finer than human hair, they provide an incredible amount of surface area. They absorb 7X their weight in water and – when properly cared for – you can use them over 500 times.

Finally, Wait for the Right Day

Window Cleaning 101 dictates that you should wait for a cloudy, cool day. Hot, sunny days will dry the cleaning spray before you’ve had the chance to wipe it off. This will lead to streaks and frustration. No one has time for that.

The Best Way to Clean Windows

Now that you've got your supplies and the weather's ideal, it's time to get to work:

#1: Clean Window Treatments

Most people don't want a muddy, streaky solution when they wash their windows. Take care of your window treatments first.

For blinds or slats, dampen a microfiber towel with a 50/50 vinegar-water mixture. Working your way downwards, pinch a blind slat between your fingers and run the cloth down the entire length. Repeat this method, rinsing your microfiber cloth in the cleaning solution as often as you need.

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When you reach the bottom, spritz window sills with Multi-Surface Spray to trap any lingering dust bunnies. You can also just break out your vacuum cleaner attachment. 

Pro Tip: To refresh your curtains and remove dust, toss them on an “air fluff” setting for about 15 minutes.

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#2: Pay Attention to Tough Spots 

Notice areas with particularly intense water spots or streaks? Spray them with Multi-Surface Cleaner, let the product sit for about 30 seconds, then wipe it away.

#3: Focus on 2' x 2' Areas 

Too much window cleaner is hard to wipe away effectively. We recommend one spray of our Multi-Surface Spray per each 2x2 foot area. If you notice moisture or streaking, you've used too much product. 

#4: It's All in the Wrist

Using a clean, folded, microfiber towel, apply medium pressure in fast, overlapping “Z” patterns. You’ll know you’re doing it right when the cleaner begins to evaporate after each wipe. 

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#5: One Final Pass

To ensure a streak-free finish, buff your window with the same Z-shaped technique.

How to Clean Large Windows Without Streaks

When washing large windows, the following cleaning tip has helped us tremendously: Break out the squeegee before using your microfiber towel.

Spray the window in 2x2’ areas, place the tool at a 30º angle, then glide it in horizontal sweeps. Follow with Step #5 for squeaky-clean surfaces.

How to Clean Outside Windows 

For ground floor windows, spray windows, casements, and corners with a hose to remove dirt and debris. Next, go over the windows and exterior window frames with a slightly damp microfiber cloth to remove lingering dirt.

Finally, follow the same instructions that we outlined above, but make sure you use clean towels! Simple!

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If you have a two-story home, consider hiring a professional window cleaner with the right tools and training (especially when it comes to those high windows).

Puracy Multi-Surface Cleaner: The Best Product to Wash Windows

You probably only need to wipe your windows down 1-2 times per year, so why buy expensive window cleaners that sit unused in your cupboards? Puracy Multi-Surface Cleaner is a 99.96% natural cleaning product that can be safely – and effectively – used on thousands of home surfaces.

Cleaner ingredients, cleaner homes. It’s just that simple.