Window Cleaning Hacks To Make Your Windows Sparkle!
Windows are your eyes to the world, clean windows make it all the more beautiful…
No one ever seems excited to clean their windows, but everyone is happier when they’re clean. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to make cleaning your windows easier, more fun, more efficient and less tedious? It is possible…
Everywhere you go and in many things you read, people are talking about “hacks”, cooking hacks, life hacks, landscaping hacks; so today I’m going to share some window cleaning hacks.
According to Wikipedia, “a hack is any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life.”
So, whether you do your windows yourself all the time, or your job is to keep them looking presentable in between having them cleaned by a professional…
These window cleaning hacks should be very helpful.
- Can’t seem to clean your windows streak-free?
- Use micro fiber cloths, rather than smearing the dirt around with paper towels or household cotton towels. Microfiber will trap and remove the dust and dirt from your windows, rather than leaving dirt filled streaks behind.
- Still seeing streaks? Rub a clean blackboard eraser over the streaks.
- I don’t recommend newspaper for cleaning your windows, but try coffee filters for a streak free job.
- Got hard water spots?
- Used dryer sheets will help you remove them.
- “Bar Keeper’s Friend” ( a common cleaning agent), mixed into a soft paste, and used on a soft cloth to apply, can do the job.
- Got some scratches on your windows?
- Try putting a small amount of toothpaste on a soft cloth, and rub the scratch in a circular motion…then clean area with a damp cloth and dry.
- Got stickers stuck to your windows?
- Use a small amount of rubbing oil on a cloth to break down the adhesive – it might take a little bit of elbow grease. (Don’t use a razor blade, it can cut you and scratch the glass)
- Want to get away from chemical glass cleaners?
- Make your own natural cleaning solution using: 1 part soap, 2-parts water and 1 part vinegar. Don’t forget to rinse your windows well to avoid soap buildup.
- Are your window tracks infested with bugs and dirt buildup?
- You can find inexpensive sponge topped brush handles at your local craft or hardware store. They are the perfect size for your window tracks. Just dip into your cleaning solution, run down the track and the job is done. If you have a lot of build up, it may take going over the track a few times, but it will be so much easier the next time.
- Are your screens filled with webs and other floaties?
- Use a lint roller to remove the loose stuff.
- This isn’t about cleaning windows, but if by chance you break your window, use a piece of bread to pick up those tiny slivers and shards of glass.
I have been cleaning windows in the Seattle area for nearly 30 years, and quite frankly, I enjoy it! I will be happy to answer all of your questions, and I know the mistakes to avoid. I clean private homes or apartment complexes.