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Dirty Windows Got You Down? Easy Ways To Get Rid Of The Dirt That's Clouding Your View

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When your windows are cloudy, they can make your whole world look dirty and dull. If you're tired of seeing the outside through dirt and grime, you can use these simple solutions to keep your windows crystal clear.

Cloudy Film

As your windows age, they can develop a cloudy film that's tough to get rid of. This cleaning solution will help you cut through the film and bring back the shine.

Supplies You'll Need

  • One spray bottle
  • 3 tablespoons ammonia
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons borax
  • 4 cups warm water
  • Soft lint-free cloth


  1. Pour all of your ingredients into a spray bottle and replace the cap.
  2. Gently shake the bottle to mix the ingredients.
  3. Spray the solution on your windows and allow it to sit for a few minutes.
  4. Wipe clean with a soft cloth.
  5. Repeat if necessary.

Hard Water Deposits

If you have sprinklers that spray water on your windows, you might have noticed some unsightly hard water deposits forming. No matter how much you scrub, ordinary window cleaner is not going to remove those deposits. That's where this cleaning solution comes in handy.

Supplies You'll Need

  • 1 cup rubbing alcohol
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 cups warm water
  • Spray bottle
  • Fine steel wool
  • Soft lint-free cloth


  1. Fill your spray bottle with warm water.
  2. Add the rubbing alcohol and lemon juice.
  3. Spray window with solution and allow to sit for a few minutes.
  4. Get steel wool wet with warm water.
  5. Scrub your window in a circular pattern using the steel wool.
  6. Spray an additional layer of cleaning solution onto your window.
  7. Wipe clean with a soft cloth.
  8. Repeat if necessary.

Greasy Grimy Finger Prints

If you've got kids around, you probably have a few greasy, grimy fingerprints on your windows. Ordinary window cleaners can just spread the grease around. This quick and easy cleaning solution will cut right through the grease and get your windows crystal clear.

Supplies You'll Need

  • One can of cola
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • Spray bottle
  • Wet sponge
  • Soft cloth


  1. Pour a can of cola and a cup of warm water into your spray bottle.
  2. Spray your windows with the solution and wipe with a wet sponge.
  3. Dry your windows with a soft cloth.

You don't have to spend your day looking through dirty windows. These simple solutions will get your windows clean so you can see the world clearly. If you need any assistance with your windows, don't hesitate to call a company like Lindas Country Cleaners.