Are you constantly washing your windows or screen doors after your children and/or dog pawing at them?

Having little ones around means that there are lots of little messes (kids and dogs!). As kids grow they learn a lot through their sense of touch so no wonder they always touch the windows and doors while looking out of them if they see something new and exciting outside. And also then when your dog gets distracted and wants to come in and out of the garden as they do throughout the day. As a result, this means that there are always smudges on the windows and doors, which can drive you a little bit spare as they can be quite noticeable.

I’ve tried a few different ways to clean windows and doors, but have found a new way (new to me anyways and maybe to you readers also) to clean them and get them streak free! They even seem a little resistant to little hands, nose and paw smudges now!


What You Need:

  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Paper towels
  • A Squeegee.


What To Do:

  • I start by spraying it liberally with the vinegar.
  • Next, wipe it down with a paper towel.
  • To finish it off and get rid of any streaks, I run a squeegee down it, overlapping each time I get to the bottom of the window.
  • Repeat from the top-down again & again until the whole window or door is finished.
  • Between each swipe from top to bottom, I simply wipe the excess vinegar off of the squeegee.


With the help of the vinegar, you’ll notice that it is now all clean and streak free just the way they should be! And the vinegar even gives a thin protective coating so it won’t get as dirty so quickly. Next step? Now if I could just train the little ones to do it themselves to save time 🙂



Credit – Mom4Real.