The Absolute, Hands Down, Best Way to Clean Glass

There are literally dozens of posts out there about cleaning glass without nasty chemicals, recommending everything from vinegar to metho to corn flour to Ammonia (which okay, arguably is a bit nasty, but better than some options).

But what’s the best way you ask?

Norwex Dynamic Duo - Envirocloth in blue (also available in green, yellow and pink) and Window cloth | SustainableSuburbia.netWell, it’s simple really. The best option, the one that uses no nasties, leaves no residue (not even a vinegar smell), no streaks, and no dirt?

It’s high quality microfibre. Specifically, it’s what I like to call the Dynamic Duo of Norwex – the Envirocloth & the Window cloth.

The Envirocloth is used first to wipe away dirt, grease, dog nose prints, child face paint prints… you get the picture. Then the window cloth polishes to a streak-free finish, in no time at all.

How to clean your window with the Dynamic Duo

  1. Use the envirocloth DAMP, fold in half and then in half again, so that you have 8 surfaces to clean with. This also ensures you are using it flat, which is important because this is mechanical cleaning, not chemical cleaning – so you want the maximum surface area to pick up the maximum dirt.
  2. Wipe the window until clean, turning over for a new side as necessary (hint: on a bathroom mirror, you probably won’t need to do this, on a glass door with a dog on one side and a four year old on the other – you probably will!).
  3. If you are cleaning a bunch of windows in one go, you might need to rinse your cloth somewhere in the middle. If so, just wring it out to damp, and go again.
  4. After you clean a window, polish it with the window cloth. This should be used DRY, for a perfect streak-free finish. If it gets too wet it can leave streaks, which is one reason to use the envirocloth first. (If you are just polishing a few handprints off an otherwise clean bathroom mirror, you can just spray with some water and polish clean with the window cloth.)

When you are using the window cloth, it likely will at first look as though it is going to be streaky. Just keep going until it’s dry and you will be amazed how clean it is.

Tip 1: Don’t let your glass dry out before going over it with the window cloth – it will then likely dry with streaks. If this happens, just spray the window with a little water and dry with the window cloth.

Tip 2: If you are doing outside or high windows, and you have the Norwex Mop, you can get clips to clip your cloths onto the mop, so that you can cover a larger space more quickly, and ditch the whole ladder issue. (The clips only work with the single sided mop though, not the double sided one).

All the Norwex cloths come with a 60-day, no questions asked, satisfaction guarantee AND a two year manufacturer’s warranty (as long as you buy them directly from a Norwex Consultant or their website). So for the initial outlay on your cloths, you have at least two years of never having to buy or make window cleaner again. And I know people who have been using their Norwex cloths for upwards of five years and they are still going strong.

So how much time and money is that going to save you?

Over to you – have you tried the dynamic duo for windows or mirrors? What did you think?

  6 comments for “The Absolute, Hands Down, Best Way to Clean Glass

  1. J
    May 11, 2016 at 10:28 am

    You’re a thief. Both of the user’s time & money.

    In addition, this website is a joke in a way. Sales of obscenely “on the grid” products after your sermon(s) about living off the grid, would constitute a direct contradiction. It’s hypocrisy both on its face & in a business ethics sense.

    Makes me sick

  2. October 25, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Awesome tips for cleaning glass,without using nasty chemicals.I will try these tips definitely.Thank you so much for sharing such a precious article!

  3. jim
    November 2, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Using Norwex cloths and vinegar solution with proper procedure as mentioned above,produce much better results.Also using Dynamic Duo is best.Thanks for posting!

  4. March 25, 2017 at 1:50 am

    These are some great tips for cleaning glass! We have tons of windows at our house and this is really helpful, thanks for sharing!

  5. May 25, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Cleaning glass can be the most annoying chore if you don’t have the right materials. Thanks for providing these tips, they’re a big help!

  6. Darren Hoehne
    September 12, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Cool little post! It’s handy to find another window cleaning technique.
    Thanks again.

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