Getting Your Windows Sparkling Clean

Washing windows is one of those chores that most people would rather not thing about. But since you have to, make sure you only have to do this project once before you start spraying and wiping by using these helpful hints.

Choose a Cloudy Day.

Pick a dry, cloudy day or you will find the cleaner drying onto the hot windows before you get a chance to wipe it off. There is nothing worse than dealing with those hard-to-remove streaks. But if you simply MUST clean on a sunny day, always work with the windows on the shady side of the house.

First Things First.

Always vacuum the frame, sill and sash first before tackling the glass or any liquid that drips onto the sills or sashes will create a muddy mess.

Don’t Skimp on the Cleaner.

Make sure you generously apply cleaner to your windows or you will be sure to see streaks. You need plenty of cleaner so it can dissolve and suspend the dirt until you can completely wipe it away.

Leave the Newspaper for Reading.

While a lot of people believe that using newspaper for cleaning windows is the best way, we find it messy and ineffective. Microfiber cloths are very absorbent, washable, and leave the glass shiny and streak-free.

Pick Your Paper Towel Wisely.

A lot of people still prefer a paper towel, but if that is your choice be sure to choose one that is up to the task. The last thing you want is drying with a towel that separates in two or live a lot of lint on the glass. We have found that Bounty seems to hold up the best and has the least lint.

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