Time saving window cleaning tips

Clean your windows without leaving the ground

Need to wash your windows but you don’t want to spend the time doing it because the next rain will wash away the time you spent shining those windows.  Try using a window cleaning product that attaches to your garden hose.  First you rinse the window with water then switch the setting to soap continuing to spray the window and then switch it back to rinse.  You can clean your windows without your feet leaving the ground.  One such product is Windex Outdoor spray.

For cleaning the inside or outside of your windows try using Norwex cloths.  You use water and the cloth, no chemicals.  They do a fantastic streak free job.  Norwex has many chemical free cleaning solutions.  I have been using them since 1995.

Share the method you use for cleaning your windows.

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  1. danial karag on January 4, 2015 at 1:40 am

    The task of house cleaning might sound a tad too mundane but it pays to keep a house spic and span. Cleanliness at home helps in improving quality of life in terms of better hygiene and orderliness. A cleaning service either for an office or home can make the place look as good as new.

    • Julie Stobbe on January 4, 2015 at 10:13 am

      Having a home looking and smelling clean is a great way to start your day and a great place to come back to. If you can’t afford a cleaning service try cleaning one or two things everyday, by the end of a couple of weeks every thing will have been cleaned without spending a lot of time cleaning one just one day.

  2. Julie Stobbe on March 18, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I like it for the second story windows but I also use it on the first floor windows too. Soon it will be time to get the grime off.

  3. D. Daniels on April 16, 2015 at 4:44 am

    Thanks for the great tip. Makes my cleaning time much less 🙂

    • Julie Stobbe on April 17, 2015 at 7:32 am

      Now that we are having more sunny days I noticed all the dirt on my windows. Where does it come from?

  4. Guy Gardener on May 20, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Oh, that attaches to my hose? That is a cool and unique idea! I had to read the article twice before I realized it did that. So you just spray your windows with the hose and this. What if i get some on me, is it safe?

    • Julie Stobbe on May 21, 2015 at 6:54 am

      It has gotten on me and I have never experienced a problem. As with any soap type item, do keep it away from your face.The run off from the windows does go into one od my gardens and the plants have never been affected. Please make sure to read the label so you know there is nothing in it that could affect your health.

    • Faylinn on August 9, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      Guy, I have used many products like this in the past to help me clean my windows and have been perfectly find getting in on me. Of course, if you are allergic to any type of chemical, then you should just check the ingredients and go for a product that doesn’t have whatever it is that you are allergic to. Other than that, just keep it away from you face and wash your hands after you use it like I did. Also, if you are worried about breathing anything in while using a product like this, then know that I also make sure to wear face masks when cleaning my windows like this.

      • Julie Stobbe on August 9, 2016 at 5:39 pm

        Thanks for sharing the precautions you take when using cleaning products.

  5. Mary Agnes on May 25, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Here you’ve top tip for cleaning windows. We can always Invites the brightness back into home with sparkling clean windows. Thanks for sharing great cleaning tips..

  6. Adedc on August 24, 2016 at 1:25 am


    I really like your post!

    You have shared such a great idea of how we can clean windows in rainy days also. It is really impressive to know about the liquid spray. It is very helpful for home cleaning as doors and windows are really very essential to be cleaned daily. I really like your post. Keep sharing more such posts.

    Thank you so much for such a nice post!


    • Julie Stobbe on August 24, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      I am glad you enjoyed it. Making cleaning easy, makes it easy to clean.

  7. John on September 21, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Windex Outdoor spray has faster results than others, saved a lot my cleaning time. It is best for commercial and home cleaning.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Julie Stobbe on September 21, 2016 at 7:55 am

      Thanks for sharing your experience using this product. I find it fast and effective also.

  8. Julie Stobbe on December 14, 2016 at 5:16 am

    It really makes window cleaning easy.

  9. Jane Wilson on March 14, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Windex is a very good product, it removes even the most stubborn stains on glass surfaces, I was amazed by the power. I usually prefer making my own cleaning products using natural ingredients, but even an environmentalist like me has to admit, that the outdoor dirt is too tough to remove, it requires something stronger than vinegar and baking soda.

    • Julie Stobbe on March 20, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      I use natural products in my house. I found this Windex product really helpful because I have a 2 storey house and it is hard to get ad the windows at the top.

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