Do you know why professional window cleaners use microfiber pads and squeegees to clean their clients' windows? There's an excellent reason for it. Cleaning windows using vinegar and paper towels it's quite time-consuming, and more often than not we get frustrated with the streaky results. There's got to be a better way!
Well, there is a better way! This involves using a squeegee-scrubber combination tool. Such a device costs about $10. The only other stuff you are going to need aside from this are a bucket, a microfiber cloth, and some dish liquid.
1. Put a few drops of dish liquid into the bucket and fill it about half way with warm water. Now we are going to use the microfiber scrubber pad to wash the windows and then we will use the squeegee to wipe them clean and to dry. If you find your rubber squeegee tends to go on you, you can always buy replacements.
2. Dip the scrubbing pad into the liquid mixture and apply it to the glass in an "S" pattern, trying to get into all of the corners.
3. Next, you use the squeegee and start at the top wiping from one side to the other just like they do at the gas station.
4. Then you use the microfiber cloth to wipe the frames and corners clean just to catch any of that extra moisture.
5. Now, you can attach an extension rod to your squeegee-scrubber combination tool to reach windows that would normally be out of reach. Just make sure you buy a threaded squeegee and that you have a threaded extension pole.
You can also use this squeegee-scrubber tool indoors. In such a case, just use less water on your scrubbing pad, and maybe, for good measure, place a rag or cloth as the bottom of the window to protect your window sills.
If you have any tree sap or dead bugs on your window, just use a plastic or wood scraper to get them off. However, to protect your windows from getting dirty, you may consider a professional window treatment such as shutters, blinds, windows shades, curtains or draperies. Not only will you improve the aesthetics of the window and your house, but you will also protect the glass from accidental scratches and any other crusty bits.
As you can see, cleaning your windows is not rocket science anymore, and you can do it professionally just by using some basic tools and dedication. Good luck!