If you have ever cleaned lots of windows, you probably have discovered how well a squeegee works. Now, with this simple solution, you can handle 2nd story windows, without a ladder.

Take a 8′ or 10′ piece of PVC pipe (available at Home Depot for $3 or $4) and slip it over the handle or your squeegee. Then drill a hole through the pipe and handle. Use a machine bolt and nut to secure. On most 2nd story windows, this should allow you to clean the windows without using a ladder. Then simply remove the PVC handle for normal use.

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Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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