Let’s face it, cleaning windows at home or the office is probably one of the most dreaded tasks anyone can have, but the fact is that the job cannot be avoided (unless you hire a professional cleaner) especially if you enjoy a view of the outdoors and a cleaning feeling home.
We all want to have dust and streak free windows that allow us to enjoy an excellent view of the outdoors but not all of us can tackle the task the right way.
The good news is that the job can be super easy as long as you make use of the rights tools and techniques. In this post, we’re going to explore a few tips and techniques to tackle both the inside and outside of your windows with ease. Sounds good? Let’s get started!
What You’ll Need:
- A cleaning bucket
- Dish washing liquid
- Vinegar and water solution
- Microfiber cloth
- Window scraper
- Sponge mop (for high windows)
Well, that’s just about everything you’ll need to get the job done. Now let’s get to work!
Note: Remember to wipe away all the dust before you start the cleaning process.
Here are the steps to having sparkling clean windows:
How To Clean The Inside Windows
- Get Your bucket and fill it with fresh, cool water. Then add a few drops of liquid dish soap in the same.
- Be sure to place a bath towel beneath the window to prevent the floor from getting messy.
- Now use a sponge or a clean microfiber cloth to wipe the surface of the window. Be sure to start from the top and go all the way to the bottom. Remember to wipe down the frame while you’re at it (both inside and out).
- It’s time to get your vinegar and water solution. Just spray the window thoroughly with the same. You can also buy a commercial cleaning product if you don’t fancy the natural solution (vinegar & water).
- Once you’ve sprayed your window, use a clean lint-free towel to dry the window completely. We recommend you use a Z-shaped motion while drying the windows.
- Be sure to spray and dry all over again if dirt and streaks remain on the windows. It’s pretty normal to go two rounds with the spraying and drying especially if your windows are very dirty.
Handy tip: Try to clean the windows on a cool, cloudy day to prevent the soapy water and cleaning solution from drying on the windows.
How To Clean The Outside Windows
Since outside windows are sure to have more dirt and stains, we recommend you start by rinsing the with a hose. Done? Let’s proceed.
- Now fill your bucket with clean water once again and add a few drops of dish washing liquid.
- Use a soft microfiber cloth to clean the surface of the window. Do you have high windows? If yes, be sure to use a sponge mop to tackle the dirt and stains.
- Now rinse the window thoroughly with the hose.
- Get your vinegar and water solution and spray the same on the window. You can also use your commercial cleanser for this part.
- Now grab a clean, rubber-bladed squeegee and use it to wipe the window. Be sure to angle the squeegee towards the lower part of the window, while you work your way from the top to bottom. Ensure that you wipe the squeegee with a dry towel at the bottom of each pass. You can also use a clean towel to dry the windows; just do whatever tickles your fancy.
- Do your windows have stubborn stains? If yes, be sure to saturate the window with vinegar and water, and leave it to stay for a couple of minutes before drying. Alternatively, you can use a soft scrubbing sponge to tackle the stubborn stains.
- Now don’t forget to give your window screens a touch-up! Just rinse them with plain water, then spray with vinegar and water solution. Be sure to rinse again after spraying the solution. Allow it to dry completely before replacing the screens.
So there you have it. We know that keeping your windows clean can be a pain, but it’s totally worth it!
We believe the process will be a whole lot easier as long as you follow these simple window cleaning tips and techniques. Just be sure to find time to give your windows the attention they need, and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying the stunning views of the outdoors. Good luck!