The How-To Guide for Cleaning Windows This Summer

Have you wondered how often you should clean your windows? Well, the answer is roughly every four-eight weeks! Every homeowner wishes this chore could be completed in the blink of an eye but this will require some time and effort. Below, you will learn the best practical window cleaning tips and tricks using eco-friendly methods and how to save yourself from making mistakes during the process.

How to Clean Your Windows

Listed below are the tools you’ll need:

  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Small bucket
  • Microfibre cloth
  • Mop/window scrubber
  • Sponge
  • Squeegee
  • Clean towel
To clean up your windows, find a time when the sun is not falling directly onto the windows because the solution will dry out quickly because the glass will heat and the cleaning process will have to be repeated. If you have curtains, blinds and window screens, clean them separately later. Then, mix an eco-friendly window cleaning solution of one part warm and one part white vinegar. Fill up a spray bottle and a small bucket with the solution. You can then mix an eco-friendly window cleaning solution of one part warm water and one part white vinegar. Then fill up one spray bottle and a small bucket with the solution.
After you have completed these steps, spray down the window from top to bottom, making sure it is soaking wet. Make sure you wipe down the frame first otherwise all of the grime and dust from the frame will get across the spotless glass soon after you’ve finished it’s cleaning. Then scrub the window gently with a mop or a window scrubber. That will help rid any dust, dirt and other stubborn stains easily. Soak up the sponge in the bucket and rinse the window thoroughly and use a squeegee to scrape the solution off the glass with a fluid motion. You can either squeegee the window from top to bottom. Grab a clean towel and wipe the edges of the window frame and sills so there’s no water dripping and wipe the blade of the squeegee to avoid streaks on the glass. Finally, dry up the window with a microfiber cloth for a gleaming appearance before moving to the next one.

There are some important steps you need to consider when cleaning your windows on the inside and on the outside. You can add to your window cleaning step-by-step list the following advice:

How to Clean Hard-to-Reach Outside Windows

Now, cleaning your windows inside your home is usually a breeze, right? Everyone has done it at some point in their life. However, we can’t say the same about washing the exterior side of the glass pane, especially if you live in an apartment, for example. So, below, we’ll look at several proven methods of how to clean outside windows you can’t reach.

Get a magnetic window cleaner

There are different manual and robotic magnetic window cleaners on the market that use a similar principle. Each type is designed to clean windows of different thicknesses.  The tool has been created to solve the conundrum of people, who wonder how to clean their exterior windows from inside. After all, no one wants to climb up a precarious ladder or wobble on their window ledge. If you’ve never heard of this gizmo, the device is made of two parts, which use microfibre cloths to clean both sides of the window at the same time.

The cleaning process involves spraying both sides of the glass with a window cleaning solution and moving the glider at a moderate pace across the interior pane, using the S-technique. Note that pushing the tool too quickly may cause for the magnets to disconnect.

Apply the hose method

The hose window cleaning technique is a quick fix for washing dirty exterior windows, both from inside and outside. Note that the method is not suitable if you live in a flat unless it’s located on the ground floor. Attach the hose to an outside or inside tap and spray down your exterior window, be it upstairs or downstairs. You can wash this way a window that is out of reach from the inside.

After following these tips the windows will be spotless in no time!

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