Windows are found in everyone’s homes. Despite the fact that there’s at least one in every room, it’s still the most neglected area when it comes to cleaning. Magnets for dust, germs, fingerprints and dirt, implementing a regular routine for keeping your window and window sills clean improves the appearance of your home, both inside and out. Here, we’ve formulated a series of simple steps that make this chore an easy one!
1. Before we get started on the actual process, here’s a list of key products and materials you’ll need:
- Soap & Water
- Window Cleaning Solution
- Paper Towels or Microfibre Cloth
- Cotton Tips
2. Using warm soapy water and a sponge, begin with giving your entire window and window sill a quick wash and wipe. Then using a squeegee, wipe the water off while intermittently wiping down the end of the squeegee with a dry cloth after each wipe.
3. Next, spray the window with window cleaning solution and using either paper towels or a microfibre cloth, wipe the window in one direction to minimize streaks.
4. Spray the window cleaning solution on the window sill and wipe out all of the dirt and dust using paper towels. Use cotton tips to get into little crevices and hard-to-reach places.
5. Finally, with a dry rag wipe down all the areas of spillage and dry up any water that may have collected on the window sill.
6. Repeat on the other side of the window.
Additional Tips & Tricks
- Go over the same spot at least twice to minimise the risk of streaks and cloudiness.
- The ideal time for thoroughly cleaning your windows are on cloudy days or early evenings. This is because it will be bright enough to see through the glass, yet not hot enough for the sun to constantly dry up your cleaner when cleaning your windows.
- For tough, greasy windows, try taking 2 tablespoons of household ammonia mixed with 4 litres of water. Using a sponge, wash the windows with that mix before wiping them off with window cleaner.
- If window cleaners aren’t readily available to you, mix 3 tablespoons of vinegar with half a bucket of lukewarm water and have your very own window cleaner in minutes!