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Tips On Window Cleaning

Dec 12, 2007
Your window gives you a good view of the outside world and protects you from the elements, but have you stopped to check them up close? You will certainly find that your windows may need some cleaning.

Let's not overdo things. Usually cleaning your windows once or twice a year does the trick. You would do well to choose to clean the windows just at the end of a particular season; for instance, cleaning windows at the end of fall gives anyone in the house a better view of the many sights of winter. Cleaning your windows before the end of spring can also be a good idea since you will be presented with so many outside activities associated with the next season. Regardless of the time when you plan on cleaning your windows, try to choose a day when the sun isn't out too much. Windows dry too quickly on a hot sunny day, easily leaving streaks.

The actual task of cleaning all of the windows in your house does not necessarily have to be a difficult one. Don't expect to do a thorough job cleaning all of the windows in your house at once, can you? The best strategy here is not to be overwhelmed, and to divide and conquer. This means that you can go ahead and make sure that you concentrate on the first floor before the second. You can take this even a step further by getting the whole family involved, making it a window cleaning party complete with music and snacks!

You'll need some materials to clean the windows. Have a bucket, some cleaning solution, sponges, and lint free cloths and rags ready. You'll want to vacuum the inside sections of your windows before going any further. Sweep away all the dust that you can before getting the windows wet. You want the actual cleaning process to be clean, too.

Once the initial cleaning stage is accomplished, take the sponge (or cleaning cloth, whichever you prefer) and wet it in the cleaning solution. Squeeze off the excess liquid, and start wiping your windows from the outside. It's best to go with a circular motion, starting from the edges of the panes to the center portions of the window.

After making sure that the window has been wiped, you can go ahead and dry the window with a lint-free cloth. Do it as systematically as possible, starting from one corner. Make sure that you wipe the windows in strokes going to the same direction. Keep the stroke constant, because you will be able to tell if you wiped a certain window pane with vertical strokes if you wiped the window pane right beside it with horizontal strokes.

Once this is done, go ahead and wipe off the sections around the actual window to make sure the whole area has no drips and smudges .Repeat until all of the windows in your house are squeaky clean. Make sure that the materials you used are disposed of properly.
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