Cleaning your windows is never a task to look forward to. You always seem to get things wrong, meaning the glass actually looks dirtier than it did before you started.
Nevertheless, there are a few ways to clean your windows without stress. Read below to find out some amazing tips to help you out:
Get the right equipment
Most people struggle to clean their windows because they don’t use the right equipment. A damp cloth simply won’t cut the mustard, I’m sorry!
Instead, you need the following:
- A sponge
- Some window cleaner
- A microfiber cloth/a dusting brush
- A squeegee
- Something to dry the window with
To begin, use your microfiber cloth or dusting brush to remove any dust or cobwebs from your windows.
Then, you’ll start spraying the window cleaner on your windows and using a wet sponge to gently scrub away any dirt. Then, the squeegee is used to avoid streaks on the glass, while your drying cloth or pad then removes any leftover wetness.
Using these materials will mean you can clean more efficiently. You don’t leave streaks that need to be recleaned, and you won’t miss a spot.
The second step is to clean your windows as frequently as possible.
They are going to get dirty and dusty all the time! If you only clean them once every couple of months, it will be a massive pain in your backside.
Try to give them a quick clean and wipe down every week. This ensures you’re not letting the windows get too dirty between cleans.
As such, it becomes easier and easier for you to maintain them. Leaving long periods between washes might feel like you’re cleaning them less often, but you can spend hours scrubbing away at the dirt and dust.
Upgrade the window materials
Look, your windows will never be easy to clean if they are made from old materials that are hard to maintain. Unfortunately, yours could be just like this.
When you moved into the house, you inherited a home with old windows. Since then, you’ve not replaced the fittings at all. They’re double-glazed, so you just didn’t bother.
But, materials like timber are notoriously hard to clean. Instead, upgrade to some UPVC windows, and your life is much easier.
Better yet, get black windows and they are even easier to maintain! UPVC is simple to clean; all you need is some soap and warm water. It is also more likely to resist stains – and it is a breeze to wipe the dust from the surface.
Yes, this is an investment, but it’s a worthy investment in your home.
Will these tips make you enjoy cleaning your windows?
No, nothing will! But, they can make the process a lot simpler and less stressful. When it comes to cleaning your windows on the outside, things are slightly different.
It is probably best to get a window cleaner to do this for you as you can’t reach up to the top windows, and you’ll need to buy special equipment; it’s just not worth it.