What’s the most noticeable mess in any house? It’s dirty glass.
After all, household glass has only one purpose: to be invisible. When the view through your window is a blurry, streaky, splattered mess, you can’t help but take notice.
And, since glass is soiled so easily, it may seem like it’s always dirty. But the worst part is when you wipe it down and it looks even worse than it did before.
If this struggle sounds all too familiar, we can help. Below are 7 expert window cleaning tips to make your life easier. Clean windows the right way with these simple steps.
1. Use Dish Soap
Are you less than pleased with the effectiveness of your current window cleaning solution? You could try buying the expensive kind (if you like spending extra money for no reason).
Or, use the cheapest generic dish soap you can find, plus water. Scrub the window with the soapy water solution and squeegee it off for a streak-free shine.
2. Use Vinegar
For a more natural cleaner, you can use one part vinegar mixed with one part water. It’s kind of smelly to use indoors, though. But it’s a great, eco-friendly option to use on window exteriors.
3. Use Many Cloths
When cleaning glass, a single cloth gets spent pretty quickly. Specifically, it can probably wipe down one medium-sized mirror or glass pane without streaking. After that, the soiled cloth will only smear the filth around.
As a general guideline, one cloth is sufficient to clean about 5 square feet of glass. If you have a lot of glass to clean, or the glass is extra dirty, use many cloths.
4. Don’t Use Paper
Using paper towels to clean glass—any paper products, really—leaves lint behind. That’s not cleaning. It just exchanges one mess with another.
Microfiber cloths are best for cleaning glass. But any cloth is better than paper.
5. Remove Window Screens
Can’t clean the window because there’s a screen in the way? If you enjoy using this excuse, we’re sorry to burst your bubble.
The truth is, window screens are designed to be removable. It’s not even difficult, actually.
6. Shave Your Windows
Razor blades are made of steel. Steel cannot possibly scratch glass.
But it will cut through just about everything else that’s stuck on your window. Use razor blades to remove stickers, paint, glue, and flocking from windows and mirrors.
7. Hire a Cleaning Service
You may have more glass than you have time to clean. And cleaning those hard-to-reach skylights can be dangerous for amateurs.
Consider hiring an affordable cleaning company for weekly service. The experts at Top Mops Cleaning offer some helpful information about this.
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