The Ultimate Cleaning Glass Windows Quiz

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The Ultimate Cleaning Glass Windows Quiz
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Many a housewife has declared, at some point in her life, "I don't do windows." And that makes sense when you think of just how many windows an average house has, that windows need to be cleaned both inside and out and that some windows are in pretty inaccessible places. But don't give up so fast! Take our quiz and get some advice on how to make window cleaning less of a daunting task.
In what direction should you wash your windows?
left to right
left to right on the outside, right to left on the inside
the direction doesn't matter, just do one direction on the inside and one on the outside
It is best to wash your windows in one direction on the outside and another on the inside so that you can see on which side the streaks are coming from.

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What is an advantage of using a home made window cleaner?
It usually works better.
It has fewer chemicals.
Home made window cleaners usually have fewer chemicals and are more cost efficient than store bought products.
If you run out, you can always make up some more.

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Which products are more popular, store bought or homemade?
store bought
A Consumer Reports survey revealed that although homemade products were all rated satisfactory, people preferred to use store bought, brand name products.
home made
roughly equal

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What are some ingredients of home made window cleaning solutions?
methylated spirits
baking soda
vinegar
Home made cleaning solutions are usually made from a mixture of water and either vinegar, ammonia or alcohol.

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How can you save time when cleaning windows?
Dust the window before applying cleaning solution.
Vacuum the nooks and crannies and sills first.
Vacuuming the nooks and crannies and sills first will get rid of a lot of dust and grime.
Use very hot water.

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How can you help avoid streaking your windows?
Avoid washing your windows on a sunny day.
Avoid washing your windows on a sunny day; the sunlight will dry them too fast, causing streaks.
Avoid washing your windows on a cloudy day.
Avoid washing your windows on a rainy day.

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What kind of windows are best suited to cleaning with a squeegee?
Windows made of rippled glass.
Windows with large panes.
Squeegees work best on windows with one large glass pane; a sponge is better on small paned windows.
Windows with small panes.

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What is essential to get a streak-free result?
paper towels
to use hot water
a dry cloth
To get a streak-free result, polish the windows after cleaning with a dry cloth or dry newspapers, to soak up any remaining moisture.

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What is a common way to clean windows?
Using a sponge and water or a cleaning product and a cloth.
The most common way to clean a window is using a sponge and water, or a glass cleaning product and a cloth. Professionals use squeegees and water.
Doing all the insides first, then the outsides.
Hiring a professional window cleaner.

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How often should windows be cleaned?
once a week
once a month
once a year
It is recommended to clean your windows, inside and outside, once or twice a year.

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