Clean windows will bring extra sunlight into your home, whereas dirty ones will give your house a dull and lifeless feeling. This is why it is advised that you wash your windows at least twice a year, to refrain from excess dirt blocking out the sun and making your house look dreary.
Although the thought of cleaning every window in and outside of your home can be enough to make you push the task aside for another day, knowing the best methods to clean windows will make the job a whole lot easier and less time-consuming.
The best way to prepare
Before you begin cleaning your windows it is a good idea to be prepared. This means having the right cleaning products from Click Cleaning close by so that you don’t have to turn the house upside down searching for them later. You can also create an all-natural window cleaner using vinegar, a drop of washing up liquid and warm water.
To avoid this confusion, make sure that you have everything you need at hand, such as a bucket with warm water, sponges, cloths, window cleaning spray and whatever else you may need to complete the task. You may also want to use a duster to remove any cobwebs from the windows before you begin.
The best time to clean
It may be surprising to learn that the type of day that you choose to clean your windows is actually an important factor. For instance, you can do a better job of washing your windows on a cloudy day, than you can on a blistering hot one. This is because direct sunlight makes the cleaner dry too quickly and so leaves streaks behind.
How to clean window screens
Window screens can be a difficult area to clean and many people prefer to remove them altogether during the cleaning process. Simply take the windscreens down and clean them separately to avoid that stale smell that often comes from unwashed screens.
If you would rather keep them attached then use a handheld vacuum cleaner with its dusting-brush attachment in place to clean the screens. This is the quicker alternative or you could even use an old toothbrush to scrub the hard to reach areas that the vacuum cannot access.
Before you begin, pull pack the blinds or curtains so that the sunlight will show up any dirt on the glass, making your job to clean the windows that much easier. Add a small amount of detergent into a bucket of warm water and spray your chosen window cleaner on the glass (a heavy mist of spray is enough).
The two most popular ‘wiping products’ is a lint-free cloth and a newspaper. Many people prefer to use newspapers to buffer their windows because it is said to produce a great shine. To avoid any streaks, wipe in either a circular motion or with small strokes. According to Lifehacker, the most effective method is to begin in a “circular pattern to wipe off all the spots. Then, switch to a vertical, and then horizontal stroke until all the liquid has dissipated,” resulting in streak-free windows!
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