Springtime Cleaning is the perfect time to make
your outside and inside windows sparkle and shine. In order to
get squeaky clean and steak free shiny windows you will need to
clean your windows at least twice a year. Cleaning your windows
takes off layers of film, dust and grime. With springs beautiful
weather, you will want all the bright sunlight to come gleaming
through your sparkly windows to brighten up your house. The
last thing you will want to see when looking out your windows in
the springtime is smears and marks.
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Window cleaning is a big job and the amount of time it will
take depends on how many window you have to clean. This is the
cheapest option to take, but you will need to supply all your
cleaning tools/supplies. Some of your windows may be out of your
arms reach and therefore you may need a ladder to be able to
reach these windows.
What works best for cleaning windows?
- The best things for cleaning window are
newspaper (black and white paper) and a commercial window cleaner.
This is also the cheapest option and probably the best. If you
use newspaper it is best to wear gloves to save your hands from
the mess. Using newspapers is also great for our environment as
you are recycling the newspapers.
Coffee filter work better than newspaper and paper towels
but cost more than reusing newspapers.
- A Vinegar and water mixture works really well on cutting
the grime on windows and mirrors.
- Paper towels work well but can leave a bit of lint behind.
- Commercial window cleaners like Windex and Windolene do a
good job at cleaning.
- Window squeegees are good but can be difficult to remove
your cleaning solution.
What tools do you need for cleaning windows?
Depending on the windows you are cleaning there are loads of
different tools on the market that help to make window cleaning
- Step ladders
- Ladder mitts
- Window clothes
- Long Handled Brushes
Cleaning outside windows
Start at the top level and work your way down to clean your
outside windows. This is so that any spills or splashes don’t
land on any of the window that you have already cleaned.
- Remove and mark all outside screens before you start cleaning.
Mark the screens so that you put them back on the correct window
when you have finished cleaning.
- Use a long handled broom or extension handle brushes to clean
away any cobweb and dirt build-up to make the cleaning process
- There are window cleaning formulas on the market
just for outside windows. These cleaners apply a protective
coating for sparkling clear glass with one easy to use application.
- When you tackle the window cleaning job, make sure you clean
your outside windows first, as this is a messier/harder job and
can take a longer time to complete.
How can your remove dried paint splashes/marks
from your windows?
Use a flat blade razor to scrape away any dried
paint specks, marks or splashes that have landed on your windows.
Take great care when using any sharp objects.
Cleaning inside windows
Cleaning inside windows is so much easier than cleaning outside
windows. It is best to start at the top of windows and work your
- Place curtains and any ornaments out of the way.
- Take great care when using step ladders.
(To remove mildew from window frames, use a cloth dipped in
Always take great care if you need to use ladders to clean
your windows. Use ladder mitts to help keep your ladder in place
so that it doesn’t slip away while you are on it.
a Window Cleaning Service
One way to get your windows clean is to hire/employee a window cleaning service
to do the work for you. This costs money so if you can afford this luxury go
for this option as all your windows will be cleaned at the same time. You can
have just the outside windows cleaned, just the inside windows cleaned or both
the inside and outside windows cleaned. If you choose to have a window cleaning
company to clean your windows, it is a good idea to set up a schedule for cleaning.
Ten to fourteen weeks between each window clean is a reasonable schedule.