Summer is a time when your windows get the most dirty. From the sudden splashes of rain to all sorts of insects crashing on the glass, to the ever-so-unpleasant bird poo that sometimes gets stuck on your windows. How do you deal with that? Call the window cleaners? Well, you can of course, but if you don’t mind rolling up your sleeves, we can share a few amazing window cleaning tips that will do wonders.
Window cleaning with vinegar
Ah, the star in every DIY cleaning solution – vinegar! If you are a fan of home organisation and maintenance blog, you’ve probably seen this mild acid in almost every homemade cleaning recipe. Vinegar has indeed many valuable properties, but when it comes to window cleaning it is particularly effective. Being acidic, it easily cuts through the grease and other dirt. More importantly, it does not streak, so you don’t have to worry about damage on the glass. To make a powerful cleaning solution, you should use 50% water and 50% white vinegar.
Spray with alcohol
We encourage healthy living by encouraging less drinking of alcohol and more use of it as a cleaning solution. Some of you may not agree to this philosophy, but the fact that alcohol cleans glass perfectly is undeniable. You can use rubbing alcohol or even any non-coloured spirit drink with high % of alcohol. Put a little amount in a spray bottle and apply. You should use a clean cotton cloth to wipe or scrub the windows. Always keep the room ventilated when cleaning with alcohol, make sure there’s no open flame around you and use gloves.
Use some newspapers
This is a grandma cleaning hack and maybe that’s why it works so well. If you have any old newspapers, scrunch them in a ball and use them to clean your windows in circular motions. To get the best results, combine with an eco-friendly cleaning product. For example, the vinegar and water solution we told you about just now.
Of course there are many other ways, more conventional and more popular for window cleaning, but it’s always good to try some you never tried before. Besides, all we shared today can help in fight for saving our planet by living a more environmentally conscious life.
At the end of the day, if window cleaning isn’t really your jam, you don’t have to put yourself through it. Pick up the phone and call your local cleaning company. And for any other home cleaning matters, you can always get in touch with us!