Generally, window cleaning is not the easiest household task. And sometimes you can be disappointed with the end result, especially after so much effort. Worse yet, some of us think it’s impossible for them to ever be restored to their former glory. Fortunately, there are tips that will help.
What are these tips? What are the ingredients and how to use them? Let’s find out together!
Homemade tips to clean your windows perfectly
These washing tips can be done with ingredients you’re sure to find at home.
Tip 1: Mix a few drops of white vinegar with warm water in a container. You can then add a few drops of lemon to reduce the smell of the vinegar. Finally, spray the mixture on the windows and rub carefully with a lint-free cloth.
Tip 2: You will need 2 cups of water, 3 tablespoons of white vinegar and half a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid. Mix all these ingredients vigorously and pour the resulting solution into a spray bottle so you can clean the windows with it.
How to effectively clean your windows?
Here’s how to clean your windows so that they’ll look like new, with no streaks visible.
-To start, remove dust from the frame, rails and window sill with a vacuum cleaner, feather duster or cloth.
-To clean your windows, remove them and vacuum or brush away the dust. If you feel that a thorough cleaning is needed, wash them with a hot solution, then rinse and let them dry completely.
-Next, spray your windows with a sufficient amount of window cleaner.
-Use a lint-free paper towel or microfiber cloth, then wipe your windows from top to bottom. If you find that there are still streaks, feel free to re-wipe them until the glass looks perfectly clear.
-Don’t forget to wipe down the outside of your windows and frames with a soft brush or disposable cloth. This will remove all dirt and dust residue.
-Put everything back in place, screens, curtains and all, and watch your windows shine again.
Mistakes to avoid when cleaning windows
On a daily basis, dirt keeps accumulating on windows, obstructing your view. In addition, ineffective cleaning inevitably leaves marks. Here are the mistakes to avoid if you want your windows to shine.
Choose a sunny day to clean your windows: It is not recommended to clean windows on the sunniest days. The cleaner will dry on the windows before you can wipe it off, leaving streaks that are difficult to clean.
Spray the cleaner on dirt and dust: Before you start cleaning, have the reflex to sweep the dirt off the window frame with a brush. This will prevent the dirt from becoming clumpy when mixed with the cleaner.
Use an old cotton cloth to dry your windows: Many people are used to drying windows this way or using newspaper. However, it is recommended to use reusable microfiber cloths. They are washable and highly absorbent and keep the windows cleaner and streak-free.
Wiping windows with a squeegee: although professionals frequently use them to clean large windows, they are not suitable for cleaning small windows. Moreover, by passing the squeegee on your windows, the dirty water could fall on your floor and stain it.
Now, cleaning windows will have no more secrets for you! Don’t hesitate to apply these tips as soon as you have the opportunity!