As we know, pollution and grime accumulate slowly on your windows, which block not only your view, but precious sunlight to keep your plants and cats happy. Streaks left behind by improper cleaning can make your window look a whole lot worse. Here are five common mistakes to help keep your windows streak-free.
Mistake #1: Choosing a sunny day to clean
Cleaning your windows when the sun is blazing down on them makes it impossible to clean as the sun dries up the cleaner onto your windows before you even get a chance to wipe, leaving plenty of streaks. If the weather isn’t on your side, start on the shady side of the house.
Mistake #2: Not dusting your windows first
Before you get started, sweep or vacuum the dirt from the window frame. This will prevent the dirt and dust from turning into a muddy mess. If your window screen looks especially grimy, pop it out and wash with hot, soapy water and a soft brush, then rinse and let dry before putting it back in.
Mistake #3: Skimping on window cleaner
Don’t hold back on the spray, especially if your windows look extra dirty. Using lots of cleaner with make the dirt and grime dissolve and suspend for easy and quick streak-free wiping.