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How to Clean Windows: Get “streak-free” windows using baking soda

Window cleaning is a troublesome chore because too much water or the wrong cloth can leave streaks and smudges no matter how much you clean. However, according to Adam Pawson, head of digital at Safestyle UK, baking soda could be your best friend.

“Most importantly, be sure to use a microfiber or paper cloth to remove dust before you begin.

“Next, I would recommend using a spray that is 1 part distilled white vinegar to 10 parts warm water that can be applied directly to a cloth before rubbing evenly against the glass.”

The acidic makeup of vinegar makes it an effective natural solution for breaking down the type of film that frequently builds up on glass surfaces.

Great Day Improvements experts say, “When you wash a window with a solution containing vinegar, the results will almost always be streak-free and sparkling clean.”

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However, baking soda holds the key to a sparkling shine.

Mr Pawson said: “For a little extra shine, sprinkle a little baking powder on the cloth before adding the solution and it will make the cleaning process easier.

“If you have stubborn streaks that don’t seem to go away, try wiping over the area with clean water to help remove any remaining solution.”

Once you’ve cleaned the glass inside your home, be sure to pay attention to the exterior windows as well.

Mr Pawson explained: “This time of year brings many changes for our plants and trees, which means shrubs and leaves can easily make their way to your windows.

“There’s no point in cleaning the inside of your window if the outside is full of mud, so go out and clean your windows of any leaves or petals to give them a perfect finish.”

Similar to interior glass, start by wiping off any dust or dirt that has accumulated on the glass.

A mixture of vinegar and water can then be used to wash the windows.

Mr Pawson explained: “This time of year brings many changes for our plants and trees, which means shrubs and leaves can easily make their way to your windows.

“There’s no point in cleaning the inside of your window if the outside is full of mud, so go out and clean your windows of any leaves or petals to give them a perfect finish.”

Similar to interior glass, start by wiping off any dust or dirt that has accumulated on the glass.

A mixture of vinegar and water can then be used to wash the windows.