Don't think of cleaning your windows as drudgery. Think of it as a way to—as the song says—'let the sunshine in...'
You will need
- A bucket
- Some warm water
- Some white vinegar
- A large sponge
- A squeegee
- Several cloths or towels
- And some ammonia-free cleaner
- Some newspaper
- And a vacuum cleaner with a bristle brush attachment
Step 1 Pick a time Pick a time to wash your windows when the sun isn’t hitting them directly.
Step 2 Mix solution In the bucket, mix a solution that’s one part water to one part vinegar.
Step 3 Wipe window Dip a sponge into the solution, squeeze out the excess, and wipe the window clean.
Step 4 Use squeegee Drag the squeegee from the top to the bottom of the window in one smooth, steady motion.
If you don’t have a squeegee, you can dry the window with clean, lint-free cloths or a few crumpled sheets of black and white newspaper.
Step 5 Remove excess water Rub the squeegee with a cloth or towel to remove excess water.
Step 6 Continue with squeegee Continue dragging the squeegee, overlapping the strokes one at a time, until you’ve removed all the cleaning solution.
Be sure to dry each window right after to you sponge it or you’ll end up with streaks.
Step 7 Dry sill & frame Dry the windowsill and frame with a cloth, then step back and admire the view.
Did You Know:
The song ‘Flesh Failure (Let the Sunshine In)’ was originally written for the 1968 Broadway musical Hair.