Cleaning blinds and windows is a fairly easy task, but you have to be consistent about it to ensure your house looks clean at all times. Windows are the gathering place for dust and germs while lots of pet fur and dead skin can accumulate in between blinds. Your windows and blinds might also be affected with how often you like to have your windows open as dust accumulates readily on blinds which are attached to windows that are open all the time.

Dust-free Windows


The easiest chore also happen to be the ones we are most likely to get wrong. Case in point: getting ready to clean the windows. Sure it looks easy but in reality even the most professional and experienced of cleaners might benefit from a course on how to clean windows properly.
Even when the sun is at its peak in the sky, you might not be able to get the most out of your windows in regards to natural light because they will be covered by a film of dirt, dust, water spots and squished bugs. In order to fully enjoy lush views of your front garden or the sky scraper next to your apartment, washing windows should be on the top of your spring cleaning list.
Fortunately for us, the process involved in cleaning is pretty simple and straightforward. There are so many commercial window cleaners available in the market that promise a ‘streak-free shine’ but not only are the filled with harmful chemicals that can cause a multitude of diseases for us and our pets but are also expensive. The best solution to a dirty window is simple: Vinegar. Mixing one part vinegar with two parts water mixed in a spray bottle is the perfect mixture for all those dust-ridden windows.


How Can I Clean My Windows?


A microfiber cloth is your best bet in tackling both your blinds and windows. For your windows, you can wet a microfiber towel with a homemade spray or a commercial window cleaner. You can make your homemade window cleaner by adding two cups of water to half a cup of white vinegar and one fourth cup of 70% rubbing alcohol. You can also add essential oils in this mixture to make your cleaner scented. Another tip to remember is to try to clean your windows on a cloudy day. The reason for this is because when you choose a sunny day to wipe down your windows, it can make the cleaner dry on the hot windows, leaving behind hard-to-remove streaks.

Using a microfiber towel is much better than opting for a cloth rag or tissue papers because both of these tend to leave residues behind. Cloth rags are a no-no because they form white streaks that take forever to get rid of, and paper towels start falling into pieces and become a hassle to deal with. Moreover, a microfiber towel is a one-time investment that lasts you for years to come.

Cleaning the Inside of a Window Vs. The Outside


Cleaning the window from the inside is pretty easy. Spray your vinegar water mixture onto the glass and wipe it clean with a microfiber towel. For the outside you can use a hose to clean down the vinegar solution. For stubborn stains like bird droppings, you can use a window-safe sponge or a rag to wipe them away. Although cleaning windows may prove to be a pain in the neck, nothing can beat unobstructed views and letting the sun shine in!

Check out our other cleaning tips, like how to clean you refrigerator.

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