Tips For Cleaning Those Windows

Spring cleaning is a term most of you are familiar with and most of you cannot wait to wash the windows in your home.  Surprisingly, there have been many ideas afloat on how to wash windows properly. To this end, here are some tips for cleaning your home’s windows, which have been the subject of much debate.

In the old days, washing windows simply involved taking some soap and water and cleaning the windows.  With the advent of glass cleaners, it certainly made cleaning windows much easier. Now that we have become environmentally aware of toxins and chemicals, we are returning back to the old days but with a slight twist.

Using vinegar and water is one way in which you can clean your windows. The process begins with removing window shades, blinds and curtains. Use a clean rag to wipe away any dirt or grime from the frame and sills. Use a wet rage to rid your windows of dirt and grime as well. Then using water and vinegar, you can clean your windows from top to bottom.

Go over the glass with a clean cloth, then wash the frames and sills with a damp cloth. Dry the glass and you are done.

Some people who have used this method claim that using vinegar left streaks on their windows. The remedy is to add a minute bit of dish soap to the vinegar and water then you will have no more streaks.

Other tips for cleaning your home’s windows include purchasing a window washing kit. If you want to spend money on this you can.  Or, you can simply purchase a squeegee.

Just like using a squeegee on your car windows, the same process applies. Using a few drops of liquid soap, water and vinegar, you should proceed to use a sponge to wash the windows. Then dip the squeegee into clean water, and beginning from the top of the window to the bottom, just run the squeegee down. Remove the wash from the squeegee with a paper towel, and repeat the process as you complete washing the entire window. To finish the window off, run the squeegee along the bottom of the window horizontally to remove excess water than has dripped down to the bottom surface.

Whatever method you choose, these tips for cleaning your home’s windows may help you decide how to do it.  Unfortunately, you are going to have to take the plunge at some point.

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