You spend a large amount of time and effort to build a beautiful home for yourself. Therefore, it is very important that you pay attention to its cleanliness and maintenance. This basically means keeping each and every corner of your home free from dirt and filth.
When you talk of keeping your home filth free, you mean keeping it safe from pests, disposing of your garbage on time and taking care of your assets like furniture. But one of the most important elements of home cleanliness, which you all tend to miss out on, is removing the dirt off your windows.
Hire a professional or do it yourself, it must be done. Sigh. But don’t worry, here are some useful tips that will help wash away the dirt that accumulates on your windows, if you are planning to do it all on your own.
Use a dry cloth to remove loose and non-sticky dirt on the window glass
Some dust particles get stuck to the window through wind. This bars bright sunlight entering your home. So your first step in window cleaning should be to remove all these tiny dust particles with the help of a dry cloth. Now you must be wondering why use a dry cloth and not water directly? Here you have to understand that these dust particles are capable of causing streaks on your windows. Directly spraying water on them and cleaning them with a cloth afterwards might damage your windows.
Use vinegar to get rid of stubborn stain
Stubborn stains and stickers should also be removed thoroughly before you wash your windows. Stains caused by hard water run-offs or bird droppings or any other thing can be removed with the help mineral deposit cleaner or even pure vinegar.
To remove stickers, all you have to do is wet them with water and once the edges start coming off the window, remove them gently.
Pull out the dust from the window screen and panes
It is useless putting all your effort in cleaning the window glasses if your window screens and panes are not clean. This would eventually lead to a heavy collection of dust particles on the window again. You must clean them with the help of a vacuum cleaner and soap water solution (solution should contain some amount of vinegar as well).
Clean windows for greasy dust
Grease is something that cannot be removed easily without making window cleaning equipment part of the process. You need a special treatment to get rid of it. Water might not solve the purpose. Those looking for a homemade remedy can use the combination of water and lint cloth to remove grease from your windows. Use your garden hose to spill the water on your windows. It will make the task easier for you.
Bring necessary cleaning tools to use
To keep dust away from your windows, you will have to make use of some tools. This list would include sponge, brush, rubber squeegee, absorbent lint-free cloth, a clean cloth and a cleaning solution. The purpose of sponge or a brush is to apply the cleaning solution to the window. After all the stains are removed, you have to clean windows with water using cloth. Finally, to dry them you need a rubber squeegee.
Window cleaning is undoubtedly a tiring job. But once you have done it and you see your home looking shiny and beautiful, you will feel that it was worth the effort. So make sure that you take up the task of window cleaning frequently and ensure the cleanliness of your home.