How to clean windows? Discover the best timing, tools and techniques for window washing.


Clean windows let light in and brighten up the look of your entire home. It's a good idea to wash your windows at least once a year or every spring and autumn. In urban areas, windows tend to get dirty faster than in smaller towns, so you might need to clean them more often.

A tip for those living next to asphalt roads: In spring, it's best to wait until the streets have been swept and washed of grit before starting to clean your windows. This way, airborne dust won't end up on your freshly washed panes.

What is the best weather for cleaning windows?

The ideal time for washing windows is on a cloudy day when it's not raining. This way, the sunlight won't dry your cleaning liquid on the glass surface halfway through, preventing streaks and marks.

The best window-cleaning tools

All you need is these:

  • A bucket

  • Water

  • A drop of washing-up liquid

  • Towels to protect the floor

  • A chamois cloth or another lint-free cloth for cleaning the panes

  • A squeegee

  • A lint-free cloth for wiping off droplets

How to clean your windows

Joo Kodit cleaner Jessica's tips make window-cleaning quick and easy. See the video for instructions:

Top tips for cleaning windows

Before you get started on cleaning windows, it's a good idea to check if your curtains or blinds need washing, as you don't want their dust on the freshly washed glass. If the curtains smell musty, a quick cycle in the washing machine will freshen them up. Blinds can be wiped down with a microfibre cloth or cleaned with a vacuum cleaner brush attachment.

Once you've spread some towels on the floor for protection, mix a drop of washing-up liquid into a bucket of water and wipe the windows with a lint-free cloth or chamois dipped in water. If the windows haven't been cleaned in a while, you'll get the best results by washing them twice. Replace the water as soon as it becomes cloudy.

Dry the windows with a squeegee using straight horizontal or vertical strokes. Wipe the squeegee with a cloth in between strokes to avoid streaks.

Finally, dry any small droplets left on the edges and corners of the glass with a lint-free cloth. Finally, wipe down the frames and window sills if they've got wet.

So, there you have it – quick and easy!