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5 Tips to Make Cleaning Your Windows Easier On This President's Day Weekend

Take advantage of this President’s Day long weekend to indulge in some serious window cleaning. Cleaning your windows, mirrors and other glass around your home can be a tedious chore that many of us put off because it seems like hard work, on the other hand holiday weekends can also translate as the perfect opportunity to tackle this task.

These tips and tricks will help you bring the shine back to your windows this presidents’ day and transform your rooms making them light, bright and good for the soul.

Before you begin, you’ll want to use the right cleaning tools to reduce the risk of stubborn streaks, these include:

  1. A squeegee: Using a squeegee makes polishing each section of the window effortless

  2. Cleaning Product: There really is no need to use a chemical based detergent or waste money on expensive commercial glass cleaners when you can easily mix up an excellent and highly effective glass cleaner at home for less. Just mix together 1 cup of rubbing alcohol, 1 cup of water, and 1 tablespoon of vinegar and it will do the job just as well as a commercial cleaning product

  3. A soft sponge: Using a sponge for those stubborn dirt spots or stains

  4. A microfibre cloth: Dry your windows without leaving behind any lint

  5. Newspapers: To buff the glass for extra shine

Tips For Cleaning Your Windows Like a Pro:

  • Clean Your Windows on a Cloudy Day

No matter what supplies you use, avoid cleaning windows when the sun is shining directly on the glass or when there's warm dry wind. The sun will dry the detergent before you have a chance to wipe the window clean, and you will be left with spots and streaks. Make sure you pick a cloudy day for cleaning your windows and you'll end up with brilliant streak-free shine.

  • Remove Any Dust Or Dirt

This step is important and should not be skipped. Before spaying your cleaner, you should always make sure there is no build up dust on your windows, this step will prevent dirt from turning into a muddy mess when mixed with a cleaner. Also, use a dustpan broom to brush around the window sills and its corners to eliminate any laying dust.

  • Clean From Top To Bottom

To ensure that your window or mirror will be streak-free, clean from top to bottom. Begin at the top and work your way down to make sure that no drips will stay on the glass surface.

  • Make Sure To Remove Any Remaining Water

 A common mistake that homeowners do is that they tend to use paper towels for this task. There's nothing worse than drying with a paper towel that separates in two and then leaves lots of lint on the glass. Using a microfiber cloth is advised for this phase because they are super absorbent and leave the glass shiny and streak-free.

  • Grab Some Newspapers

Use newspapers to polish your glass surface. This tip will give you sparkling, lint-free windows and without streaks. Make sure to buff the clean, dry glass, with a pad of crumpled newspaper, and the ink will give your windows an extra sparkle.


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