Who’s ready for a few days of window cleaning fun? Woohoo!
Now I have to be honest and tell you that this is the task I’ve been dreading the most. Washing windows can actually be pretty easy, but washing window frames can sometimes be a challenge.
When we moved last year, we moved from a new house with new windows into an old house with old, dirty windows. I was spoiled in our previous house so I’ve been psyching myself up to tackle these. I’ve also been researching high and low to find the absolute easiest way to clean windows. I think I found it!
Gathering the right Window Washing Supplies
Unless you live in one room, cleaning windows will more than likely take longer than fifteen minutes. Since I like to keep things short and sweet around here, I’m going to do my best to break this window cleaning gig into small chunks.
However, feel free to adjust as necessary. If you need to clean a room full of windows each day, feel free. If you want to follow along with me this week, great. If you’d rather tackle them all this weekend, perfect! Just make it work for you!
The first thing you need to do to make window cleaning as easy as possible is to get the right supplies.
I didn’t have everything I needed to clean windows here at the house, so there’s a chance some of you may need to find a few supplies as well. Here’s what you’ll need:
Supplies needed to clean windows:
- Window cleaning soap
- 2 Microfiber Cloths (One will be for washing and the other for drying.)
- Window Squeegee (After searching several places, I found this one at the hardware store.)
- Vacuum with a hose attachment
That’s it. Do you think you can handle it? I sure hope so!
Gather up the supplies and move to the next step…
Spring Clean Window Frames
Since many windows frames are exposed to the elements, blocked only be a screen, they can get pretty clogged up with dirt and debris. Since I’m not one for touching all that grossness, I like to vacuum out as much as possible with a hose attachment.
Open each window and vacuum out as much dirt, cobwebs, bugs, etc. as you can from the window frame. We’ll deep clean the window frame tomorrow so it looks brand new.
Of course I realize that breaking this step into two parts will cause you to open and close each window twice. If you’d rather vacuum and then scrub half of your windows today and half tomorrow, go for it!
If you have extra time today but want to stick to just using the vacuum, you can pull double duty and use the hose attachment to vacuum the floor corners and moldings too.
Your assignment for today:
By the way, I’d love to see what you accomplish today (before & after pictures are perfect). Upload a pic to instagram and tag me in it (instagram.com/idreamofclean) so I can see!
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