If your eyes are the windows into your soul, then your actual windows reveal a whole lot more and keeping them in good shape can give your home a serious boost. Rather than turning to a whole slew of chemical products, however, you can keep your windows sparkling with a little bit of elbow grease and natural soap. Putting a little more effort into keeping your windows clean might take a little getting used to but before long, polishing up your glass will simply become another part of your routine!
- Start With A Sponge
Rather than going in there with the cleaner, try removing excess grease and dust before you shine up your windows. Using a sponge to eliminate any built up grease can make cleaning your windows a whole lot more easy in the long run. To pre-clean the glass, try using a sponge with a bucket of warm water and soap. Remember not to use too many suds in your liquid; the soapier the water is, the more streaks it is likely to leave behind.
- Get Rid Of Mildew
Your windows are about so much more than the glass alone and in order to get them shining like new, you might want to fine tune your routine. Window frames can collect a lot of mildew and therefore each time you clean, it’s worth turning your attention to the wood surrounding your glass. Remove any built up dirt by using a detergent and bleach solution, carefully getting into any cracks and crevices. Keep your rubber gloves on, sponge down any dirty areas and let the liquid work its magic.
- Dry Dust Your Shades
If you don’t pay attention to the material surrounding your windows, you can let a whole lot of dust build up. Your shades should be dusted regularly with a dry dust or sponge to prevent any falling dirt from building up too much. If you want a more thorough cleaning, try removing your shade from the window and gently wet washing. Leave it to dry somewhere dry and warm and put it back in place; easy!
- Wash On A Cloudy Day
Once you get in there with the proper cleaning, you need the conditions to be right. If you really want to give your windows a good cleaning, try waiting for a cloudy day in order to get the job done. Direct sunlight will make the water you use dry too quickly, which can leave streaky marks on the glass. Let things dry more slowly and enjoy sparklier glass!
- Buff Down Your Glass
For the final bit of sparkle, try taking a buffer to the glass. When your windows are clean, try using a crumped up pad of newspaper on the area to dry up any water streaks. You will successfully get rid of any streaks and polish up your glass a little in the process. What could be more simple?