March 12, 2012
Clean + Organized – Spring Cleaning – Windows
If window cleaning is on your schedule for spring cleaning this month (or sometime), you’ll definitely want to give this technique a try! It works great indoors or out. I originally saw this technique here, and have been washing my windows this way ever since.
I bought this Quickie brand window washer and squeegee – after using the washer and squeegee combo, I think that’s the way to go because you can scrub the window a bit before squeegee-ing it off
I put a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent powder in a shallow plastic container, added hot water and set myself up with a large bath towel and rag
Here’s a before – it’s a little hard to see how bad it was – picture fingerprints and dog licks extraordinaire
not a streak in sight – simple process, no drying, just CLEAN windows
This method is fool proof and it works really well on the exterior windows, too. The little handle let me reach to get those taller windows that I’d normally need a step ladder to get to. I used a rag to wipe up drips on the window sills from the soapy mixture and a towel on the floor underneath my work surface – you’ll need those.
Anyone up for some window washing this month?
We have those awful windows with the little tiny panes! Ack! I wonder if they make a tiny sponge/squeegee…
I tried this method a few weeks ago! It was amazing how easy and effective this method was on our New York City dirty windows! I find that it is also helpful to wipe the squeegee blade after every swipe of the window.