That time of year is fast approaching and I expect you are planning your annual big Spring clean.
Once you have spent valuable time getting your home and garden looking their very best, however, is there one aspect you have overlooked?
Too often people forget about their windows.
Dusty, grimy windows, streaked with dirt, don’t give a very good impression. What’s more that build-up of dust, dirt and grime can damage them by causing the frames to decay.
Getting your windows sparkling clean really isn’t rocket science. Here are some of my top tips:
• Pick the right day. Chances are you will be picking a weekend for your cleaning but before you start take a look out of that grimy window. What’s the weather doing? Obviously cleaning is out of the question if it is raining. Sunny days can also be problematic though. If the sun is too hot it can dry your cleaning products on the glass before they have had a chance to do their job and making them near impossible to wipe off. The result? Even more streaks!
• Clean your windows before you start. No, I haven’t gone mad. Take some time to remove dust and dirt from the windows and frames using a dry cloth or brush. If you don’t, you run the risk of additional smears once you start cleaning.
• Spray generously. Use a window cleaning spray or make your own eco-friendly version with white vinegar. Spray on generously, working top to bottom and ensure the entire window is well soaked. Then wipe clean with a dry cloth. I would recommend using a microfiber one.
• Dry thoroughly. Make sure you wipe all the edges of the frame to avoid drips.
Do be careful if cleaning above ground floor outside. Have a companion hold any ladders steady for you as you work.