23 May
2022

How to clean windows like the pros

Category:Cleaning

Although you know that your newly mown lawn looks great, there is a layer of dirt and cobwebs rather than vibrant shades of green when you look out your window. It’s not exactly the curb appeal that you want.

Do you close your curtains when you don’t need to? Are you ashamed when the sun doesn’t reach the grime? Window cleaning denial is what you are experiencing. We get it. Window cleaning is often at the bottom of many seasonal cleaning lists. You should be able to clean windows like a professional. You’ll be able to clean your windows more often if you do it correctly.

How to Clean Windows From the Inside

How can we claim that we know how to clean windows the best? The Maids have been cleaning homes across North America for over 40 years. We have a unique understanding of cleaning windows and keeping them looking beautiful. These are our tried-and-true tips for cleaning windows. We also have some green cleaning solutions to help you clean your windows.

  1. Choose a cloudy day. It is important to choose the right weather for cleaning windows. Because bright sunlight will dry your cleaner solution and make windows streaky, it is best to clean windows when the weather is cloudy.
  2. Let’s get started by getting our homemade window cleaner and microfiber cloths.
  3. Start at the top. Spray the window with a microfiber cloth and clean it up. Start working your way down, then wipe the frame down from the inside and out.
  4. Window cleaning marathons can be made easier by using a bucket. You may find it easier to fill a bucket with your cleaner solution if you have multiple windows. To make your windows shine, use one microfiber cloth and one dry one.
  5. Let it shine. Polish your windows with a T-shirt made of cotton or a blackboard eraser to make them sparkle.
  6. Clean the screen. Please take out the window screens and spray them using a hose. Use a brush and your water/vinegar mixture to clean the screens. Vacuum the screens and wipe them with a damp cloth to remove dust and dirt.

To make it easier, you can use our guide to cleaning windows, sills and tracks.

How to wash windows outside the best way

You want your windows shining inside and out. This is why you need to learn how to clean your windows from the outside. That’s where we can help! Because outside windows can be more difficult than inside, you will likely need a ladder or a tool to climb high.

This is the best way to clean your windows outside.

  • If the forecast isn’t calling for rain, choose a cloudy day.
  • Use a hose to rinse your windows outside. Next, fill a bucket of water with some dish soap and add a few drops to the bucket.
  • Use a microfiber cloth and a sponge to mop to wash the windows.
  • Use a hose to clean the windows.
  • You can use a squeegee or a brush to rid the rinse water.

If your window screens are still dirty from washing the inside windows or look rusty and stained, you can take them out and clean them outside. Use 1/4 cup dish soap and 1/2 gallon water to clean both screen sides. Then rinse the screen with water from your garden hose. Let them dry, and then put them back on your windows.

Although it is easy to clean outside windows, it can be not easy. It is not worth sacrificing curb appeal for any reason. You can use an extended arm to reach your windows or a strong rinse to remove most of the dirt and dust. You can clean your windows with vinegar, elbow grease and an overcast day.

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