Many a housewife has declared, at some point in her life, "I don't do windows." And that makes sense when you think of just how many windows an average house has, that windows need to be cleaned both inside and out and that some windows are in pretty inaccessible places. But don't give up so fast! Take our quiz and get some advice on how to make window cleaning less of a daunting task.
It is best to wash your windows in one direction on the outside and another on the inside so that you can see on which side the streaks are coming from.
Home made window cleaners usually have fewer chemicals and are more cost efficient than store bought products.
A Consumer Reports survey revealed that although homemade products were all rated satisfactory, people preferred to use store bought, brand name products.
Home made cleaning solutions are usually made from a mixture of water and either vinegar, ammonia or alcohol.
Vacuuming the nooks and crannies and sills first will get rid of a lot of dust and grime.
Avoid washing your windows on a sunny day; the sunlight will dry them too fast, causing streaks.
Squeegees work best on windows with one large glass pane; a sponge is better on small paned windows.
To get a streak-free result, polish the windows after cleaning with a dry cloth or dry newspapers, to soak up any remaining moisture.
The most common way to clean a window is using a sponge and water, or a glass cleaning product and a cloth. Professionals use squeegees and water.
It is recommended to clean your windows, inside and outside, once or twice a year.