Another reader request here, and about time too! It’s been too long in between these important issues. Today we are discussing windows. The cleaning of the windows. The method used. The time between cleans. Seriously important stuff. And do you know how much it pleases me that I have a selection of photos to choose from the last time I cleaned my windows? It must have been early Spring. Why yes, I am mental.
As you would know, I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to cleaning. Windows are no exception, although they aren’t done as often as everything else. In fact, they would be lucky to be done once a year in places that I don’t look out of much, and maybe twice a year in high traffic areas like our lounge room and kitchen.
A clean window is a thing of beauty. It just makes everything look better. Like a face with some make up on it, it just looks finished. Like it’s cared for. I could never live by the sea with all that salt spray – I’d be a mess trying to keep the view pristine and the windows clean. I actually spent one holiday by the beach cleaning all the windows for the first day before I could relax – that’s just how I roll. Cray you say? Yuh. Huh.
I don’t have any great secret mixtures for cleaning windows but I know that you all will and I have pen and paper ready for the list. I am old School. It’s window cleaner – the nasty blue stuff – and good quality paper towel. I need some absorbency and newspaper just doesn’t cut it for me. It’s also got to be at least 3 ply – the thin stuff just won’t do and will leave little papery bits on the window. Shudder. When I’m doing the ones outside I use a bucket of hot water and windex and a broom so I can give them a good scrub (and remove cobwebs) before finishing off again with paper towel. It’s just good practice. I have been known to put my body and safety on the line for a clean window – wobbly ladders, hanging OUT of windows in high apartment building – whatever it takes people.
So what’s your secret to clean windows or do you just let them be? Do you live near the beach – DEAR GOD HOW DO YOU COPE? How often should they be cleaned – once a year in spring, or monthly?
Do you know what a pain in the arse my lovely windows are to clean? No squegee action here – it’s all hard muscle in those little window panes. I wonder if I was a maid in a past life..? Tell me your window cleaning ways oh lovely people…