Best Way to Clean Windows Without Streaks

Best Way to Clean Windows Without Streaks

Originally published on my former website: ChemFree Cleaning Service, LLC


Today I am going to discuss the best way to clean windows without streaks. You will be surprised at how fast and easy cleaning windows can be!


This is the most amazing system for cleaning windows that I have ever seen! When I first learned about E-cloth, I didn’t believe the before and after photos were legitimate. They really looked too good to be true. However, the spray cleaner that I had been using was making me sick, so I knew I had to find something. Many people recommend using a squeegee to clean windows, but that has never worked well for me, partly because I have a weak shoulder and find it difficult to put enough force on the handle to do a good job. Another problem with the squeegee is that they don’t work well if you have odd-shaped windows.

7-piece window cleaning set


How to Clean with Microfiber Window Cloths

The most efficient way I have found to wash windows is by using water and a good quality microfiber window cloth. My favorite window cleaning cloths are made by E-cloth and the process is very simple. There are two cloths for cleaning glass. One has a waffle-like texture for cleaning and the other is thin and shiny for polishing. If you are just cleaning a few spots off of a glass surface, you can spray a gentle mist on the glass and wipe it dry with the polishing cloth. If you have several windows to clean or if the windows are quite dirty, you will do better to get a bucket of water and use the waffle-like cloth for washing and then the polishing cloth to dry.


Voila! Beautifully clean windows with almost no effort! You may have to go over them again if there was a build-up of window cleaner, if you have large windows, or if they were excessively dirty. E-cloth carries a few other window-cleaning items that you can look at here:




Before and After Photos

Look at what you can accomplish in just a few minutes with these E-cloth and water!


dirty glass


clean glass

Caring for Your Window Cloths

Now that your windows are clean, you simply need to rinse your window cloths in hot water and hang them to dry. If they are still dirty, you can launder them with a little detergent according to package instructions. Don’t use bleach or fabric softener as either of these will harm your E-cloths and they will not work well. E-cloths can also be boiled for ten minutes to revive them if they get scummy. I find that if there is very hot water available for rinsing after each use, the E-cloths stay very nice for a long, long time.


Cleaning with Microfiber is Easy and Fun!

Although cleaning windows and mirrors has quickly become my favorite chore, there are many other E-cloths and tools for additional cleaning tasks. Click on the “Green Cleaning” tab at the top of your screen to see more.

4 thoughts on “Best Way to Clean Windows Without Streaks

  1. Hi Theresa,

    Nice post, I have used E-cloth myself. I must tell you I was skeptical in the beginning but I decided to give them a try. It’s hard to explain why it’s easier to use these than Windex and paper towels, but take my word for it, this method is easier and gives better results. No streaking! I cleaned the glass in one half of a set of French doors. The next morning, the half I cleaned was sparkling in the sun while the other half looked bad. I just spent about half an hour to clean the other half of the door and all the glass in my cabinets. Now they all sparkle!

    1. Hi Satz,
      It’s always fun to meet a new e-cloth user. I think the window cloths are my favorite, but I use the general-purpose cloths and some others on a daily basis. The only thing I have been disappointed in is the extendable duster, which I bought for a couple of churches that I clean. It was great for catching cobwebs in high corners but two of them broke at the bend near the head. Happy cleaning!

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