I will be honest: I hate the cleaning of windows, awnings, and blinds. Maybe that’s why over time I have developed different techniques so that they are clean like a whistle without too much effort, tricks that I now share with you in this article.
Unfortunately, I still have not found one that is miraculous enough to allow me to clean windows, awnings, and shutters comfortably lying on the sofa, but everything will go away.
Window cleaning; Well, better not mess it up.
There are many different techniques and tricks to clean windows. I have tried almost all of them, and although there are none perfect, some I like more than others.
Wipe and glass cleaner
Cleaning the windows with rag and glass cleaner is the basic method, the usual way to go. It has the advantage that it is easy and fast, although the results tend to leave something to be desired, especially if the window is especially dirty. If instead of a cloth we use kitchen paper, the results improve, since the paper absorbs the excess liquid and avoids that there are traces in the glass, although on the contrary, it is less ecological.
This is the method that you will use with blinds as well. How often do blinds need to be cleaned? That depends on how dirty they get.
Water and ammonia
Using water and a small amount of ammonia for cleaning windows is probably the best discovery in the field of cleaning, along with the invention of the mop. A sponge is used first to spread the mixture, and then we can remove it using a glass cleaner (like cleaning the car’s glass) or again with a cloth or paper.
In this way, the crystals become more transparent and there is no mark of the cleaning water. Also, and this is just my impression, it seems that the fingers leave less mark for a while.
I saw this technique used by my father at home to clean the windows that separated the living room from the terrace, which used to be my torment when I was still living there. Using the appropriate accessory of the “evaporate” (the widest and finest), you get a pretty good result with very little effort, and it is especially indicated if the glasses are very dirty or there is a lot of surfaces to clean.