Window Cleaning Home Glass!
Anyone who does it will know that cleaning a home's windows is not an easy job at all. The idea of spending the weekend window cleaning is not too stimulating and only the odd-balls would get excited at such a task. It used to be that there were local window cleaners who would come around once a fortnight or once a month and do all the outsides for a reasonable fee, but unfortunately the past few years have seem them disappear almost into extinction for reasons unknown.
Never mind, all is not lost! More home owners than ever before are investing in new windows for their houses. In fact it's the second most popular home improvement purchase after a new front door and for good reason as many windows are available to open both inward and outward and this makes window cleaning a much easier and less arduous task.
You know, over the years I've tried many of the new fangled window cleaning products in an attempt to make polishing the glass a tad easier, but I always come back to the old favorite which for me is water and newspaper. That's right, the Daily Echo will get your glass sparkling like you'd never dreamed possible.
All the fancy products seem to work well and they are certainly a lot easier to use than newspaper, but the true test is when the sun hits the glass panes. Quite often, what you thought were clean windows now resemble smoked glass, but of course, they're just plain dirty and the sun highlights all the streaks and smears that you thought you'd rubbed away!
This is where newspaper comes into its own. There's nothing quite like it for lifting off dirt and smears, but it's crucial you wash your window first in order to remove and grit and dirt particles, as newspaper can be pretty aggressive on unwashed glass.
So, you might still be sucked in to the TV commercials and magazine ads on the latest window cleaning products, but I'm telling you folks, all you need for your outsides is a bucket of Soapy warm water to remove the dirt, and a spray bottle filled with clean water (with a splash of vinegar if you like!), and a scrunched up newspaper. But be warned, your windows will look so clean it's often easy to think there is no glass there, or that the window is open. I've had many a family member and visitor walk into or bang their heads on my spotlessly clean windows.
Window cleaning is often considered as a hard and arduous task of some degree of monotony, but done right it can be half the job you make it. Remember folks, work smart, not hard!