window cleaning hacks

Summer is the perfect time to get your windows cleaned. After numerous rainy days and pollen from trees and flowers and bugs activity, they can certainly use some freshening up.

Needless to say that the best way to get it done is by booking professional window cleaners, but if you are going to do the job yourself, we’ll share some great window cleaning tips and tricks.

Soap and Water

Probably the most harmless, yet effective way of cleaning windows is by using dish washing liquid and warm water. It is a three-step process. First, you will need to use a sponge with the soapy solution. Once you’ve cleaned the spots and dirts from the windows use a clean cloth dampened in water only. This will remove any soap residue from the windows. The final polishing step would be to wipe with another clean and dry cloth. Go for cotton or microfibre.

Vinegar in Moderation

Some people prefer to use a little stronger solution with vinegar instead of soap. This is fine, but the vinegar must be used in moderation. In some cases, it may damage the window frames. Not to mention the smell, which will linger for some time after you finish cleaning.

Alcohol

Very similarly to the vinegar and water solution, spraying windows with alcohol is a very popular cleaning method. It does a fantastic job and makes the windows squeaky clean, plus it disinfects. Just like the vinegar, however, it is not suitable for all window frames and can cause trouble.

Newspapers

One of the most bizarre but effective window cleaning methods is using newspapers. Scrunch an old newspaper into a ball and use it instead of a sponge or a cloth. Spray with a good window cleaner and the rumour has it, you will be amazed by the results. This method is known to make your windows extra clear and glossy.

Jewellery Rouge

Did you know that you could get rid of some of the scratches on your windows? All you need is jewellery rouge and elbow grease. Dampen the rouge and apply it to the affected areas with a soft cloth. Rub gently but continuously until you see the scratches disappearing.

 

All these methods have their advantages, but like we said in the beginning, nothing beats professional window cleaning. What’s more it will take zero of your time and energy. And who wants to sweat over some windows while they can simply be enjoying the sunshine in your garden or balcony?