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Today we are Spring Cleaning the windows so I’m doing a round up of all the great posts the co-hosts and I have, about cleaning windows! Don’t worry, it’s not as daunting as it might seem.
Inside the house
We talked a little about washing windows last week, when we spring cleaned the dining room but today we are going to wash the windows in the rest of the house.
We have a lot of windows in our house so if I were still buying a window cleaning product it would cost me a small fortune! Instead, for the easiest, all-natural method for cleaning windows use an Antibacterial window cloth and water. You can read more about it in my post about All-natural Spring Cleaning.
After washing all the windows in the house make sure you don’t forget about the window tracks! This post will give you the full instructions and tutorial.
Kim, over at A Real-Life Housewife also has a great tip about cleaning window tracks with an electric toothbrush.
After washing the windows inside the house, it’s important to head outside to clean the exterior too. If you only wash the inside you won’t get the best view because the outside of the windows gets really dirty with all the winter rain, snow, wind, etc.
There are two methods I like for cleaning windows outside, both are very easy. The first is the water and squeegee method. For the water and squeegee method you will need, you guessed it, a squeegee! You will also need a bucket full of warm soapy water, a clean cloth (in the water) and a clean, dry cloth. You can get all the instructions on this post.
The second method is the SteamMachine method. You’ll need the HomeRight SteamMachine, which is available on Amazon. I discovered cleaning windows with the SteamMachine last fall and I love this method because it’s SO easy and all it takes is water! Get the full instructions on this post about Fall Cleaning.
Now all your windows are sparkly clean, inside and out, and you’ll have great views again! Here are some other great window cleaning tips from our co-hosts:
- Homemade glass cleaner from Stain Removal 101
- Washing windows with Clean Mama
- Day #1 Make a plan and get prepared
- Day #2 Bedrooms
- Day #3 Closets
- Day #4 Dining Room
- Day #5 Kitchen
- Day #6 Catch Up Day
- Day # 7 Bathrooms
- Day #8 Living room
- Day #9 Kid’s Stuff
- Day #10 Laundry Room
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Karen Marie says
This post was so well timed! I have been putting off getting the windows cleaned, even though I knew it needed to be done.
You inspired me to get at them today.
The inside of the glass and the tracks on the windows and doors on my main floors are clean!
I even cleaned the outside of the windows I could reach without a ladder!
MY neighbour laughed and waved as she walked by and asked me to come do her windows when I was finished with mine!
That’s awesome! Good job Karen!!
How can I remove cig smoke from my car windows?
A Norwex Enviro cloth, it gets rid of every kind of grease and grime. http://www.norwex.biz/publicstore/stores/AnnaMoseley/AM/product/Enviro-Cloth,706,203.aspx
I have tried everything on my windows, alcohol, vinegar and dawn, windex and nothing works, It looks like a film in on them. I use gas logs during winter and wonder if it if rom them. Do you have any ideas how to get the film off? Thanks
This is a great question, Jean.
Check out this post that Anna wrote about using steam to clean tough grime on windows: https://askannamoseley.com/2013/10/fall-cleaning-how-to-wash-windows/
Hope this helps!
-M, Ask Anna Assistant