Do you hate dirty windows? I know that is one cleaning chore that used to get put off around my house. I have come across an easy way to get those dirty windows clean and do it in record time. The supplies for cleaning all the windows in your home will cost you about $20 to $30 dollars the first time you clean them, but after that, it will cost only a few dollars a year for replacement items.
Have you ever watched a professional window cleaner? If you have, you will notice one thing all window cleaners have in common. That one thing is a squeegee. They use a squeegee because it makes cleaning windows a very easy chore. Do not make the mistake of thinking you need a huge squeegee or you will have trouble handling it. The perfect length squeegee is about 11 to 14 inches wide.
Be sure and buy good quality window cleaning tools. A $4.00 squeegee will not work. Make sure you buy a good quality squeegee. A kit with a good squeegee will come with the rubber blade, a sponge cover for cleaning, and an extension pole for high places.
Some professional window cleaners use a cleaner that is so simple you will be shocked! They actually use Dawn dish washing liquid. A little bit of this cleaner goes a long way so only use about one-third of a teaspoon to two and a half gallons of water. Gently swirl around so you do not make any kind of suds. If your windows seem to be streaking a little, then go back and add one-quarter of a cup of ammonia to the mix.
Once you start cleaning you will find the way that works best for you but here are my suggestions for the easiest cleaning. I like to take the squeegee and start on the top left side of the window and move across to the right of the window, then move down the length of the squeegee and start at the left side and go across to the right again. I do this until I reach the bottom of the window.
Some people stop after cleaning with the soap. If I am close to a water hose, I like to spray the window with water once I have done the cleaning and just squeegee the water off for a nice clean finish. If you do not have access to a water hose, a spray bottle full of water will do. To me, this just makes sure there is no soap film of any kind left on the window.
If you want to clean the inside of your windows this easy way, just be sure to put down a plastic drop cloth for the soapy water to fall on. It is not as messy as it sounds and your windows will be sparkling clean! If you don’t want to use drop cloths you can put the cleaning solution in a spray bottle. It takes longer but will still work.
Here is a great starter model of squeegee that has an extendable handle and swivel head.
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