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?
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.
What is an advantage of using a home made window cleaner?
Home made window cleaners usually have fewer chemicals and are more cost efficient than store bought products.
Which products are more popular, store bought or homemade?
A Consumer Reports survey revealed that although homemade products were all rated satisfactory, people preferred to use store bought, brand name products.
What are some ingredients of home made window cleaning solutions?
Home made cleaning solutions are usually made from a mixture of water and either vinegar, ammonia or alcohol.
How can you save time when cleaning windows?
Vacuuming the nooks and crannies and sills first will get rid of a lot of dust and grime.
How can you help avoid streaking your windows?
Avoid washing your windows on a sunny day; the sunlight will dry them too fast, causing streaks.
What kind of windows are best suited to cleaning with a squeegee?
Squeegees work best on windows with one large glass pane; a sponge is better on small paned windows.
What is essential to get a streak-free result?
To get a streak-free result, polish the windows after cleaning with a dry cloth or dry newspapers, to soak up any remaining moisture.
What is a common way to clean windows?
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.
How often should windows be cleaned?
It is recommended to clean your windows, inside and outside, once or twice a year.
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