I like to start with my windows. All that rain we had early on here in California left my widows a dreary mess! I found a window cleaning solution that really works and will share it here with you!
I begin my window cleaning project by first removing the window screens. (Tip: label each screen with masking tape as to which window it goes to...example: "Living Room Right", "Living Room Left", Kitchen above sink, etc). After the screens are down I clean them.
Keep in mind regular maintenance will cut down on the frequency of having to deep clean your screens.
- Dust lightly with a cloth or duster to remove any dust.
- A vacuum cleaner can also be used. Using the soft bristle brush attachment run very lightly over screens being careful not to push too hard and stretch the screen.
Window Cleaner Recipe
2 cups water
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dish detergent (I used Dawn)
Scrub Brush ( I used an extension pole as well)
Soft bristle brush (for window screens)
Water hose with spay nozzle
A few old rags
For starters this is for outside windows...wear your old jeans and a T because if you're like me you'll get wet and a little dirty. Make a bucket of the cleaning solution. Using a soft bristle brush dip it into the solution and start scrubbing the window. Spray and rinse the window with clean water before it gets a chance to dry. Make sure to rinse thoroughly. I used a squeegee to get the excess water off then dried around the frame with an old rag
- The cleaning solution can be made and used in a spray bottle.
- If you don't have a soft bristle brush, a sponge can work.
- Do not clean windows in the direct sun. Hot windows are tough to clean!
Cheers! Enjoy looking out into the world through your beautifully clean windows!