Vinegar: It’ll Never Let You Down
Although there are many cleaners that have a similar effect, vinegar is a very strong agent. It also doesn’t smell as bad as some of the chemical products, which can also cause allergic reactions in some people. Vinegar helps to release the dirt easily. That way you don’t have to scrub your windows, all you have to do is go over the glass with a cloth or newspaper. Vinegar also gives you a crystal-clear finish.
The easy way to clean windows is to combine one part white vinegar with three parts hot water. To curb the vinegar smell, you can add a little lemon juice to the mixture. If the vinegar smell really bothers you, you can also use a solution with five parts of water instead of three.
If you still want to use a chemical window cleaner, we recommend combining the two. That way, your windows will stay clean for longer. Mix three tablespoons of white vinegar with two glasses of water and then add a teaspoon of liquid cleaner. Then watch how well the dirt comes off.
Window Cleaning Cloth
You can buy cleaning cloths in the shop, but if your goal is to save money, there are some alternatives. Cleaning windows with newspapers is the best option for you. There’s no residue and it makes the glass shine. Besides, you don’t have to worry about scratching your windows. Newspapers leave behind a very thin, invisible layer that protects your windows from getting dirty quickly. Sponges that you already have in your house can also be effective in removing cleaner residue. A practical tip, if you don’t have any of the above products in the house, is to use coffee filters. They have almost the same versatility as newspapers and you also get a glossy finish without scratches or stains.
Clean Your Windows on a Cloudy Day
Regardless of which climate you live in, you will surely be able to find a cloudy day when you can clean your windows. If you do it on a sunny day, the sun will cause the cleaner to dry in a way that leaves streaks. In addition, cleaning in the bright sun may not be much fun.
Clean Very Dirty Windows
If you haven’t cleaned your windows for a couple of months, they’re certainly going to be very dirty. In this case, it is best to use a porous sponge and clean from top to bottom to prevent spills. You can use a microfibre cloth to polish the glass once it’s dry. Just be careful not to leave any threads behind.
Vertical & Horizontal
You’ve finished cleaning your windows inside and out, but you’re still not satisfied with the result. There are still streaks and dirt. You check the inside and can’t find anything. If you look at the outside, you still can’t find anything. It is a nightmare, but there is a solution.
If you wash your windows on both sides, clean them from left to right on the inside and vertically on the outside. This will keep you from going crazy not being able to see which side the streaks or stains are on.
Blinds also need cleaning, but don’t worry: it’s very easy. Spray them with an antiseptic and use a cloth to wipe it off. Always use one that doesn’t leave any residue.
You’ve probably cleaned them before but then been disappointed with the result. That frustration discourages you and so you put off cleaning your windows. But dirty windows keep your house from looking as good as it can. Even if you keep the floor, furniture and surfaces neat and tidy, it’s all for nothing if your windows are full of grease, dust and other kinds of dirt. Say goodbye to dirty windows and use the tricks given below.