Your windows are the part of your home which show just how much dirt and grime there is floating around in the outside world. These clear surfaces spend all day, 24-7, 365 days a year taking whatever mother nature has to throw at them and if you let the cleaning go to long, it’s amazing just how dirty and unpleasant looking a window can get.
Below are 5 easy tips for keeping your windows sparkling clean!
Use the right tools.
Most people’s window-cleaning arsenal consists of some windex, an old newspaper and maybe some paper towel. These materials, however, might not be your best option. Squeegees and microfibre cleaning cloths actually get the job done much better than the aforementioned products.
Many people don’t realize just how effectively squeegees clean glass compared to paper towel and old newspapers. The suction that a squeegee creates means that you leave less liquid and grime behind and are able to cover more surface area with every stroke.
The main flaw with cleaning your windows with paper products is that as you rub the cleaning solution around, what you really inevitably end up doing is spreading more dirt around. If you insist on your paper to clean your windows, make sure you you are running through a fresh, clean surface with every pass you make. It can mean the difference between actually cleaning a window or redistributing dirt.
Get your technique down.
It might seem simple enough, but cleaning your windows without using the proper technique is not really cleaning them at all. Make sure whatever cleaning motion you decide to go with you keep consistent throughout the cleaning process. Starting horizontally and moving to vertical swipes and strokes is a great way to end up with streaky windows when it is all said and done.
Stick to a regular cleaning schedule.
The longer you leave your windows, the more dirt and grime builds up, the more the sun bakes it on and the harder it is to remove. If you keep to a set schedule for window cleaning, the task will be much easier every time you do it.
Cleaning the windows, like cleaning anything, is not very high on people’s lists of “fun things to do,” but it says a lot about your home and the people inside it. Your windows, because of their reflective nature, are one of the first and most glaring things that people notice about your home and even if the inside is a monument to cleanliness, dirty windows make it hard to believe. Follow the above 5 tips and keep your windows crystal clear all year long.