Cleaning windows is a simple way to reap the benefits of natural sunlight. Cleaning windows with vinegar is a natural way to let natural light shine through your home.

Since the generation of electricity is one of the largest contributors of pollution in the U.S. it’s only natural that we should try to reduce our use of artificial lighting.

The benefits of natural lighting are far reaching, and cleaning your windows with vinegar is the easiest way to let that natural sunlight seep into your home... in a very natural way.

Consider vinegar window cleaning your natural solution to any lack of natural light in your home.

Here are some tips for cleaning windows with vinegar provided by  Learn how to clean your windows with vinegar and enjoy all the glorious benefits of having the sun shining into your space.

3 Ways to Clean Your Windows with Vinegar

Finally the days are becoming clear and sparkling, although I’d be hard-pressed to tell if I were to rely upon the blurry view from my winter-grimed windows. How do windows become so speckled and what can one do about it?

One of the earliest DIY housecleaning formulas that the media latched on to way back when was to clean your windows with vinegar. Remember that? It was a good idea, the only problem was, according to Annie B. Bond, that years of using commercial products left a residue on windows that wasn’t adequately handled by the vinegar. The result? Streaky windows and a lackluster reputation for homemade housecleaning formulas.

So if you are looking at the world through dirty windows and want an inexpensive and natural way to clean them, you might need a tweak on the simple vinegar formula. Try one of these methods depending on your situation.

First time with vinegar
If you are going to clean your windows with vinegar for the first time, you need to add an extra ingredient to help combat the residue left over from commercial products. Here is Annie’s formula:
2 cups of water
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
1/2 teaspoon of liquid dish soap or detergent
Combine in a labeled spray bottle, spray and wipe.

Normal dirt
Once you have removed any waxy residue with the liquid soap formula, you can begin using a diluted white vinegar solution for normal dirt.
1 cup white distilled vinegar
1 cup water
Combine in a labeled spray bottle, spray and wipe.

Very dirty
If you have extra dirty windows, or windows with dried paint or hard-water mineral spots, try warming up full-strength white distilled vinegar and applying it directly to the windows.

What to wipe with?
As for what to wipe with, what’s best? To avoid streaks it’s important to dry the window as quickly as possible once you have cleaned it. Many normal cleaning cloths can leave a small flurry of lint, not ideal. Paper towels are lint-free, but are too wasteful. Some people swear by newspaper–it is lint-free, and the texture of the crumpled paper can work well on grime. But if you don’t like the feeling of newspaper ink on your hands, or if the ink smudges your white window frames or sills, you’ll need something else. Squeegees are good because you only need one towel to wipe and they really do conquer streaks once you have the technique mastered. I find that microfiber cleaning cloths work well on just about everything, including windows. What do you use? We’d like to hear, leave a comment.

Did you know you can use lemons to clean your windows, too?  There are a lot of natural ways to clean your windows and let the natural light in!

Windows look best when they’re cleaned on a regular basis… but do you not have the time or desire to commit to a consistent window cleaning schedule?  You can trust your team of maids to polish your windows to a sparkling shine that brings the outdoors in, every time.  Enjoy all the benefits of natural light with our window cleaning services.