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How to clean your windows without chemicals

With people all around the world becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, cleaning solutions without the use of chemicals are currently very often sought-after. Though some areas, such as windows, require a special amount of care in order to truly look clean, which makes finding an alternative to detergents quite difficult. Nevertheless, it’s definitely possible to clean your windows without using any chemicals.

Here’s a simple guide on how to handle that.

In order to clean your windows completely, the best way to approach the situation is to start with getting the grime off your windows. You have to do it manually and you’ll need a bundle of fine steel wool, a soft-bristled brush, a hoover with a soft brush head, as well as a number of optional safety precautions – gloves, goggles, and a fan. Before you begin working on your cleaning project, make sure to remove your contact lenses, or at least cover your eyes with safety goggles, as things can get messy. The gloves might help with protecting your hands from the grime – if you don’t have them, just make sure you wash your hands frequently.

If you have a screen on the other side of your window, clean it our using your brush, ¬†knocking any leftover dust from it. Using a fan, you can blow the rest outside completely. If you’ve already done that – or don’t have to do that because you don’t have a screen – it’s time to clean your window. Gently rub the steel wool over the glass – start with the outside of the top pane, then move on to the inside, and then do the same with the bottom pane. Steel wool will help you remove the grime without damaging the glass. Once you’re done with that, use the hoover to get rid of the leftover steel wool flakes that drop after taking off the grime.

Now it’s time to remove grease and oil from your window. This involves using the tried and tested condiment that was used for cleaning far before we came up with detergents – vinegar. You’ll need white vinegar, water, a spray bottle, and a newspaper. You should also be ready to ventilate the area or use a couple drops of essential oils in order to kill the smell of the vinegar. Using the mixture of water and vinegar after the steel wool scrub will leave you with streak-free, sparkly clean windows. Fill your bottle with a 1:1 mixture of water and vinegar. Evenly spray your entire window with a moderate amount of liquid, and then scrub it all down with the newspaper. Use a wipe to gather any leftover pieces of dust or dirt, and you’re set!