Using a Window Squeegee

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated April 9, 2012)

For some strange reason, getting a window perfectly clean is one of the more difficult tasks in the cleaning world. In fact, it is so difficult that there are dozens of different methods available for people to use when trying to get their windows sparkly. However one of the most effective, if not the most effective, method lies in using a window squeegee. It can take a little practice to use one correctly, but they do have the added benefit of leaving very little to do once you have used one. Follow these steps to ensure that you are using a window squeegee correctly.

  1. Use the right squeegee. There are several different sizes of squeegees that you can choose from, but typically you will only need to use one or two sizes. One should be the largest possible that you can use easily on the window. The second should always be smaller so that you can do fine detailed cleaning.
  2. Get all your tools. Once you have chosen the squeegees that you will be using, it's time to get the rest of the tools that you will need. For the most part these are things like a bucket, some warm soapy water, a sponge, and a roll of paper towels. When you have those items together, you are ready to start.
  3. Get the window wet. Dip the sponge into your bucket of warm soapy water, and begin scrubbing the window with it. Don't worry about wringing out the sponge, since you want to get as much water and soap onto the window as possible.
  4. Wipe the window. Place the rubber blade edge of the squeegee onto one side of window, as high up as you can reach. Slowly and firmly drag the squeegee across the window in as straight of a line as possible. This will have the effect of cleaning the window of both the dirt, and the warm soapy water that you have on it. At the end of the stroke, lift the squeegee from the window.
  5. Wipe the squeegee. Grab a couple of paper towels and then wipe it down the blade. This will help dry and clean the blade so that you can begin wiping the window again.
  6. Repeat. Continue to wipe the window, and then the squeegee, until you have completely cleaned the window. Repeat all of the steps, from three to six, until you have cleaned off all of the windows around your home. When necessary, repeat the steps three through six with a smaller squeegee so that you can get tighter areas cleaned.

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