Use a De-icer
First things first: you have to get rid of the ice before washing windows. Commercial de-icers are widely available online and in local supermarkets. If you want to make your own mixture, that’s fine, just put rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and mix it up with a few drops of dish soap. Spray the de-icer, leave it on for a minute, and scrape the ice away.
Use One of the Magic Solutions
Now that the ice is out of the way, we can proceed to actually cleaning windows. In a DIY scenario, we recommend one of the three winning solutions: a vinegar-based option, an alcohol-based one, and one based on salt.
The first choice requires an 1/8 cup of white vinegar that you put in a spray bottle loaded with cold water. The alcohol-based option is the same, except you also add three tablespoons of rubbing alcohol into the mix. Finally, the salt solution takes an 1/8 cup of salt that you mix in a bottle of cold water until fully dissolved.
Dust your windows first and proceed to clean them using microfiber towels or a sea sponge. It’s best to clean while the sun is not shining and tackle leftover streaks immediately.
Do NOT Use Hot Water
We can’t stress this enough. The biggest mistake you can possibly make is to pour hot or even warm water on a cold window. In basic terms, extreme change in temperature causes the glass to break, and your windows are no exception. All other mistakes are easy to fix, but when the glass cracks, it’s game over.
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