There are a lot of cleaning solutions for windows out there in the market. Every brand points out how theirs is the best. But how safe are the chemicals in the said products for you and your home? If you’ve decided not to call professional window cleaners, there are some products found in every household that work just as fine as the commercial stuff and are safe to use.
Mix vinegar with water. It’s cheap and it’s effective. Vinegar is great at dissolving dirt off the window. The proportions should be equal. The only inconvenience this method brings is that vinegar is a bit smelly. A simple solution is to make another mixture, this time with lemon juice and water and wash them again. It guarantees the glass is clean, since you washed it two times. And the smell of lemons is really pleasant. You may want to go lazy on this one and just use the lemon cleaner the first time, but have in mind it’s not so effective as the vinegar and some stains may stay.
Another way to clean the windows using household items is with rubbing alcohol. Doesn’t sound so environmental, but it is as effective as the vinegar and it doesn’t leave any residual smells. But just be careful, because if it drops in your eyes it can cause mild conjunctivitis. Depending on the purity of the alcohol you can dilute it with some water.
Have in mind that it’s not a good idea to do the cleaning in really sunny day, as the cleaning solutions would dry up too quickly and may not be fully effective. When you’re done, dry the windows with old newspapers. They are much more better than cloth.