Windows cleaning is a chore for many people and, most often, no matter how much we give our best, they still do not look flawless. Appealing to a few simple tricks, however, this process can be quite easy and a pleasant one.
The first question that many of us ask themselves when it comes to cleaning windows is how often it must be done. There is no rule regarding this, everything depends on you. If some people like to prune them once a week or after every rain, others prefer to do it twice a year, as a spring cleaning and before the winter holidays. However, if you like your whole house to be clean, I recommend you to wash the windows often – you can do this every month.
Tip: Avoid cleaning windows in very hot days because it dries the solutions very quickly and you risk the windows to remain with traces of solution.
To ease your work, before cleaning the windows, get rid of objects in this area, you might be uncomfortable. Afterwards, be sure to protect the floor from moisture and dirt that might leak, covering it with a cloth or some paper.
Once you follow these steps, you can start cleaning. Ditch the chemicals in commerce and make your own solution by mixing hot water with a few drops of dishwashing detergent. Soak a sponge in this solution and clean the windows, taking care not to miss the corners. If the glass is very dirty, add some vinegar or ammonia, which will eliminate including the traces of grease.
Remove the solution with a squeegee with rubber, then wipe with a clean towel. To be more efficient, clean glass edges first, because there are more gather the dirt, then continue with the rest of the surface.
To get rid of all traces of the solution, you can wipe with a soft cloth or even a newspaper. Beware, though, of the latter because the ink may leave, in turn, traces. Test a small area before wiping the entire window.
Corners and hard to reach areas can be cleaned with a toothbrush; this will ease your work considerably.
One trick that will help you figure out which side of the glass remained some trace is to clean one of them with vertical movements, and on the other with horizontal movements.
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