10 Window Cleaning Tips for Apartment Dwellers

Dry With a Soft Cloth
Paper towels are great for many household chores, but can leave unwanted lint behind on windows. © Chuck Savage/Corbis

Don't reach for that handy roll of paper towels to dry your newly-cleaned window glass. Paper towels can leave behind lint, and there are other -- and better -- options that are lint-free, gentle and will leave your windows sparkling. Reach for a microfiber cloth or reuse a soft, often-washed T-shirt, clean cloth diaper or chamois; a piece of crumpled, black-and-white newspaper or a clean paper coffee filter will also dry and buff your window glass to a streak-free finish.

Wipe the window frame with a clean, dry cloth to catch any droplets or soapy residue that may be lingering.