How to Clean Windows with Baking Soda

clean windows cover

When I moved into my first home, I was overwhelmed by the grime and filth left behind by the previous tenant.

My living room windows were covered in a layer of filth that I had never seen before. It’s almost impossible to see outside without squinting your eyes.

So, I made up my mind to try to clean them myself using my favorite natural cleaning product: baking soda.

Today, I’m going to show you how to clean your glass windows by wiping them with baking soda paste.

Let’s begin.

What You’ll Need:

Baking Soda
Rags or microfiber cloth
Towel or paper towels

windows what you need


1. Make a baking soda paste by mixing 1 part baking soda with 1-2 parts of water. The paste will be thicker and more abrasive if you use less water.

mix baking soda water

2. Place a rag under running water, then squeeze out the excess water until it’s barely damp.

damp rag

3. Clean your windows with the rag and baking soda paste. At first, apply gentle pressure. Examine the surface for scratches. Stop using the baking soda paste as soon as you notice scratches on the glass. If there aren’t any, keep cleaning with the baking soda paste.

clean windows

4. Get another rag and place it under running water. Use this rag to rinse and remove any leftover traces of the baking soda paste.

rinse windows

5. Use a clean towel or paper towels to dry the windows.

dry windows

Why Not Apply Baking Soda Directly?

It’s safer to use baking soda paste instead of directly applying baking soda to clean the window glass.

Baking soda has a mild abrasive quality and may scratch glass. We reduce abrasion and avoid scratching the glass by using baking soda paste. If you notice small scratches on the surface of the glass after using the baking soda paste, discontinue using this method.

We want the baking soda to leave our glass windows clean and not scratched.

When is the Best Time to Clean Windows?

The morning when the sunlight isn’t too bright. The baking soda paste may evaporate and leave marks on the window glass when exposed to strong direct sunlight.

Cleaning windows first thing in the morning works well for me.


Most people don’t realize how simple it is to clean windows. Now you know a simple and non-toxic cleaner for your windows. No need for chemical cleaners.

I hope you will give this method of window washing a try.

Want to learn more? Visit my post on how to remove stains from painted walls with baking soda if you want to learn more about baking soda’s cleaning uses.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Have a great day!

-Baking Soda Guy

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