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7 Unconventional Window Cleaning Tips

By Kravelv @kravelv

Keeping your house sparkling clean is not always the easiest task, but it is especially difficult to keep windows dustless, spotless and streak free. There are, of course, hundreds of window cleaning products and bizarre contraptions that claim to make the job simpler, but they can often be expensive, have chemical odors or are simply not all that effective.

Here is a compilation of tried and tested, and perhaps unconventional, window cleaning tips and tricks aimed to make cleaning your window areas cleaner, in as little time as possible.

  1. Window cleaning solutions you purchase from the store can often be rather pricey, but you’ll be surprised that the basic formula is probably already in your cupboard. Combine a tablespoon of your usual liquid dishwashing soap (not for a machine) and about half a cup of vinegar (known for its cleaning and disinfectant properties) in an available gallon sized bottle and top up with water. Decant into a spray bottle and spray directly onto the window, and wipe off with a cloth. And there you have it- the cheapest most effective window solution you’ve ever used.

7 Unconventional Window Cleaning Tips

  1. Drying your windows is often overlooked in the battle against streaks and spots, and you’ve probably tried using a pile of cloths and sponges. A trick I find useful is using squeegees and old newspapers, the paper is both tough enough to remove grime build up, but soft enough to not cause scratches or damage to your windows.
  1. Get in those hard to reach places with a sponge brush, or square of sponge secured to a pencil, and use some cleaning solution to clean out your window sill and tracks. If you have noticed some mold or grime, apply a baking soda and vinegar solution (1 tsp. each) for about 8 minutes and then wipe off. For wooden sills, combine vinegar and tea tree oil, leave for 30 minutes, and wipe away the mold!
  1. For dusty window screens that are probably covered in fluff or pet hair, if you have one, use a lint roller or some Scotch tape to pick up all the fluff.
  1. To clean the outside of your windows use a flat sponge mop of attach a sponge or cloth to your mop or broom and go to town, if you are higher up just stick it out the window to reach those spaces.
  1. Regularly wash or steam clean your curtains to remove dust build up and dry in direct sunlight to kill allergy causing dust mites.

7 Unconventional Window Cleaning Tips

  1. Lastly, if you have slatted blinds, and are not a frequent cleaner, they are probably so dusty it seems impossible to clean without more time and effort than you hoped. Not anymore! Grab two cloths (microfiber cloths are probably my favorite invention, especially for windows and mirrors), some rubber bands and either some barbecue tongs or even to rulers, wrap and secure the cloths and slide the two pieces along the slats, I guarantee this trick saved you half the time on those puppies.

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Author Bio:

Apex Window Werks is a home window repair and glass repair company that is located in Chicago. Visit the website to get more details about their services and guarantees.

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