Cleaning your windows is not as easy as it appears. Not only is it difficult to remove all the dirt and leave your windows attractive, but it is time-consuming and requires a lot of effort on your part too.
If you are committed to learning how to clean your windows more effectively however, it is certainly possible to do so. All you need to know is a few of the tips and tricks of the trade:
- Vacuum the windows first
It may seem surprising, but vacuuming your windows before you wipe them off can save a lot of time. It will help to clean off most of the outer dust and debris from the window so that you don’t need to rinse as often when you wipe it down.
Be sure to be thorough when you vacuum, and try to get as much dust and debris out of the edges and corners of the windows too.
- Try to clean on days that aren’t sunny
Sunny days may be pleasant, but they aren’t good for cleaning windows. If you clean your windows on a hot and sunny day it will dry quickly, and the liquid will leave lots of streaks behind.
Ideally you should try to clean when the sky is cloudy and overcast, and it isn’t that hot.
- Clean your windows regularly
If you want to save time cleaning your windows, you should clean them more regularly. Although technically it is recommended that you clean your windows twice a year, there’s no reason why you can’t clean them more frequently.
At the end of the day your goal should be to clean them regularly enough so that dust and debris doesn’t get the chance to stick on. That will make each cleaning a lot less difficult, and it will take up much less time.
- Be generous with the (right) cleaning liquid
The cleaning liquid that you use should be designed to clean glass, or alternatively you could look for any non-abrasive cleaning solution. It is important that you aren’t stingy about using it however, and are willing to spritz it on liberally so that you can get out dirt and grease.
- Use a microfiber cloth
Without a doubt the best option when cleaning windows is a simple microfiber cloth. Because it is washable you can rinse it out freely, and it is absorbent enough that it will help take off excess water from your windows.
While some people do prefer paper towels or sponges, the problem is that they can leave bits and pieces behind on the window.
- Practice makes perfect
To be completely honest there are loads of different window cleaning techniques out there, and you can easily find video tutorials online. However what is most important is that you practice your technique so that you’re able to easily and confidently clean your windows without taking up too much of your time.
Until you perfect a few basic techniques, there’s no reason to try to pick up others.
In addition to these tips, having the right window cleaning tools can definitely help too – and nowadays there are many different options out there. The key is to find tools that are going to help you clean your type of windows and make the job easier.
Keep in mind that some tools may not be as straightforward as they look, and you may need to practice before you can use them. With the help of the right tools as well as the tips listed above, you should be able to start cleaning your windows far more effectively however.