You’ve just had the outside of your windows professionally cleaned and feeling inspired you dig out your window spray and grab the kitchen roll. After lots of wiping, rubbing and elbow grease you stand back to admire your beautifully clean windows……….only……..hold on………there’s a streak and there’s another and another! If this sounds familiar then help is at hand with our give top window cleaning hacks.
Start with a Microfiber Cloth
Microfiber cloths are great for lots of jobs around the home and what’s more, they are washable so can be reused again and again making them environmentally friendly.
Paper towels and standard cleaning cloths tend to create window smears as they move the dirt around. A Microfiber cloth traps dirt and dust leaving your windows free of residue and therefore a smear-free zone.
Whiteboard Erasers Make Excellent Window Cleaners
If after using your microfiber cloth the odd steak or smear is still visible then a whiteboard eraser is a great way of eliminating the final stubborn marks. They are available from most good office supplies companies and cost very little to buy.
If you see a streak simply rub the eraser in a circular motion to quickly remove.
DIY Glass Cleaner
As most people will have found, shop-bought glass cleaners often leave streaks and no matter how much you rub you’re nearly always left with smudges and marks.
Making your own glass cleaner is simple, low cost and the results are more effective. Simply mix two parts water to one part white vinegar. The result can be a bit stinky so it’s nice to add a few drops of essential oil into the mix as well to mask the smell of vinegar.
Pop your solution into a spray bottle and then use as you would a shop-bought cleaner.
Use Compressed Air to Clear Nooks and Crannies!
Windows, especially modern UPVC, seem to have hard to reach areas that no matter how much you try never come clean. For these areas, we can utilise another item typically found in an office. Often called spray dusters these cans of compressed air can be directed into the windows nooks and crannies. The high powered jet of air easily clears any debris and dirt that has built up leaving your windows looking cleaner very quickly.
Reach for the Kitchen Tongs
Our final window cleaning hack will help you quickly and easily clean your Venetian blinds. Firstly, grab a pair of kitchen tongs from the utensils drawer. Next, cut a duster in half and wrap it around each side of the tongs. Secure the duster halves in place with a strong elastic band. Finally, place the tongs on either side of one of the slats of the blind and gently pull the tongs along the length of the slat. This will remove all the dust and dirt that’s built up on your blinds leaving them clean and as good as new.