When it comes to washing windows in a home they are often neglected for the longest.s of time. We tend to mow our lawns, vacuum and clean our carpets from time to time, and pretty much keep our whole house nice and tidy every so often. But one of the major things most people neglect in their home is their windows.
So right now I’m going to break down in nice simple steps how you can clean your windows like a pro and do it every 6 months or so. So let’s go ahead and get cracking.
The very first thing you’re going to want to do who’s to head out to any of your local home improvement stores like a Home Depot or a Lowe’s and buy the needed equipment you need just start cleaning your windows. The cool thing here is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money. You can probably get all the supplies that you need for around $30. The first thing you’re going to need is a plain simple little bucket if you don’t have one already. Next, you’re going to need a window scrubbing brush what usually run around $10 or less. Then you’re also going to need about a 10-inch window cleaning squeegee. Then you’re going to need two types of towels. It regular lint-free towel and a microfiber towel.
Once you have all your supplies it’s time to start washing your windows. Here’s the cool thing about windows. You really don’t need any crazy type of cleaning solutions or chemicals. All you need is plain old water and dishwashing soap. That’s it.
So what you need to do is to start by putting water in the bucket and putting enough dishwashing soap to build up a little bit of suds. What you got your water ready you need to get started with your first window. Before you wash anything, take an old rag and start to wipe down all of the window frames. This way you don’t get any of the dirt off of the frames on to the window.
Dunk your window washing brush and scrubber into the soap solution and start to scrub your windows thoroughly. This usually doesn’t take much scrubbing to get a window nice and clean but if you got a lot of buildup from your windows not being cleaned for such a long, you may need to scrub a little harder. Once you’re done scrubbing it’s time to come in with the most important tool for window cleaning; the window cleaning squeegee.
Go to the top of the window with your lint-free towel and wipe away about half an inch from the top corner to corner. This allows for a little space for your squeegee to get started to wipe down your window. Now take your squeegee to the top of the window in squeegee down the water with a nice firm hold. What she get the squeegee to the bottom of the window frame, wipe it down with your lint-free towel and also wipe the squeegee. Continue with this starting from your left to right or your right to left whichever you prefer. Once you are done, use your microfiber towel to wipe down all of the edges. The microfiber towel works great so it does not leave any lint behind and also helps prevent any water spots.
That’s pretty much all there is to it. The only thing is that this could take a little while and should be done on a fairly cool day. You don’t want to be doing this when it’s 90 degrees or above or even 80 degrees. For one, you don’t want to be out there sweating your butt off cleaning windows on a hot sunny day. Another thing is that if it’s hot, some of the soap might dry off before you get around to wiping it down with the squeegee.
One of the things that we did not cover here is cleaning your screens. That’s a whole nother subject and we will get to a later post. Until next time, let’s keep those windows crystal clear.