Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tuesday Tips

For this week's Tuesday Tips
I am listing tips to get those windows sparkling!
*Use overlapping strokes so you cover all the window and don't miss spots.
Helpful Hints:
*Don't clean windows in direct sunlight – the window may dry too fast and streak.

*Exterior windows should be first be washed with a hose or
clean water to remove grease and grime.

*Wash windows side to side on the inside and up to down on the outside.
If there are streaks, you will know which side they are on.

*Change wash and rinse waters often.

*Vacuum screen to remove dust, etc.

*Outside screens can be scrubbed with warm water and rinsed with clean water.
Allow to air dry.

*Choose a "hard" paper towel (soft ones leave lint) or cotton cloths such as old t-shirt or socks.

*The new micro-fiber cloths work well for cleaning windows.
Follow the instructions for use of the cloths.
When washing micro-fiber cloths or towels do not use fabric softener as it reduces the absorbency.
Homemade Cleaners for Windows:
*Mix two tablespoons of ammonia OR white vinegar with two quarts or warm water.
*Mix one-half cup ammonia, one pint of 70 percent rubbing alcohol and one teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent. Add enough water to make one gallon liquid.
*Mix one tablespoon liquid dishwashing detergent with one quart water.
*To clean window sills, pour a little diluted rubbing alcohol on a cloth and rub the entire surface. The spots will disappear and the sills will look freshly painted.
*Polish windows to a sparkling shine with crumpled newspaper. The paper also leaves a film that's resistant to dirt.
What are some tips that you have?
Surely you have at least one or two cleaning tips!

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