Tips for Spring Cleaning Windows March 18, 2014 Cleaning windows is not high on many people’s fun chores list but it is necessary to do it a few times per year. Platinum Home Renovations put together this guide to help you get the job done as quickly and easily as possible with great results. Get all of the cleaning supplies and materials you need together before starting. Make sure you get high quality cleaning products – don’t skimp. Nothing is worse than getting your windows done and sitting back and seeing streaks. If you have any removable windows (some sliding windows work this way), take them out all at once because it will save you time. You can make your own cleaning solution by filling a bucket with warm water and a small amount of dish soap. You can also add a splash of vinegar for an even better clean. Starting on the outsides of your windows: – Use a broom to get rid of any cobwebs. – Use a regular hose to spray off excess dirt. It does matter if the water dries and creates spots now as you’ll be cleaning it off anyway. – Use a soaked sponge to clean your window frames. – Clean the glass using a clean sponge. Start in the upper left corner and make an ‘S’ shape down to the bottom right corner. Then use a squeegee or chamois to wipe away excess liquid after each stroke. – After you’ve finished, run a clean cloth over the frames to get any last liquid completely off. Moving to the inside: – Use a bucket or plastic organizer for your supplies. – Fill your solution bucket. – Lay a towel on the floor in front of the windows you are working on to protect your floors. – Use a cloth to dust the window frames. – Clean the frames with your soaked sponge. – Clean the glass the same way you did the outside sections. – After you’ve finished, run a clean cloth over the frames to get any last liquid completely off. Your windows should now look clean and clear. Clean windows not only look better, they change the entire atmosphere of the room. Enjoy the sun shining in and your fresh look for spring.