Monday, the sun was shining and it was above freezing, so I decided to clean the downstairs outside windows.
I use a mixture of warm water and white vinegar to clean the windows, and I have a cloth applicator and a squeegee to remove the water.
I clean the inside windows with Windex and paper towels. I buy the cheap paper towels for this job.
When I lived at home (before married) we had to clean the windows every other week with Windowlene, and cloth dusters. We had a window cleaner who came around and cleaned the outside windows.
I can only clean the outside of the upstairs windows with a big ladder, and I need dh to help me move the ladder from window to window.
Why are Clean Windows Important?
"Windows allow light into your home which helps heat your home in winter, helps keep electricity bills low as they brighten your home, and provide your own little picture boxes of the world. You sit at them to read by natural light, you watch your kids play outside, and you place your plants next to them to grow. They bring warmth to your home in many ways. "
Windows - Cleaning with Vinegar
"Many different vinegar cleaning solutions have been used for dirty windows. Here are two of the easier ones:
1) Use a 50/50 white vinegar water solution for normal dirt.
2) Use full strength warm vinegar for very dirty windows or windows that have dried paint or hard-water mineral spots. Spray on the vinegar solution then wipe dry with a paper towel. Alternatively, some people use crumpled up newspapers dipped in or sprayed with vinegar solution to wipe the glass, followed by a dry paper towel or crumpled up newspaper. Why newspapers? Because they don't leave any lint behind, they are readily available, cheap and recyclable. Another widely used vinegar formulation that is my favorite for cleaning windows, involves mixing white vinegar, water and rubbing alcohol(70%) as follows:
2 cups Water (500 ml)
1/2 cup Vinegar (125 ml)
1/4 cup Rubbing Alcohol (60 ml)
Those who use it claim that it works just like expensive commercial products."
So do you clean windows?