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How to Clean Your Windows and Clean without Ammonia with Non-Toxic Cleaners

The best time to clean your windows, inside and outside is twice a year, in the spring, after a long winter and late summer or late fall after a hot, dusty, summer.  [Resource]

Don’t clean your windows on a sunny day or they will dry too quickly, and streak.  The best weather for cleaning your windows is when it’s cloudy.

First:

  • Move things away from the windows, and window sills such as knick-knacks.  
  • Cover the floor and carpet below.
  • Dust the area around the windows before cleaning the actual windows themselves or you might make a muddy mess of the area around the windows and in between.
  • When dusting, start from the top and work your way to the bottom with a damp rag, with a toxic-free cleaning solution that will not harm you, the wood or other material.  
  • Rinse the wet cloth in a bucket of cleaning solution if it gets too full of dirt, or you will end up spreading it onto the clean surfaces.
  • Change the bucket of cleaning solution if it gets too thick with grime.The best tool for cleaning your windows is a 10 to 12-inch squeegee.  

Window Cleaning Tools:

  • Squeegees clean faster and more efficiently than paper towels which leave lint and streaks.  
  • Make sure the blades are in good shape before cleaning.
  • If your squeegee is leaving streaks, that means it needs a new rubber blade.  
  • A new clean fitted rubber blade is suggested for each cleaning.
  • You can reverse the rubber blade if it isn’t nicked or sliced on the reversed side.  
  • You will also need a 5-gallon plastic bucket.
  • Lint-free rags or small towels.
  • Use a window scrubber or a good quality sponge.

For a window cleaner:

  • Use biodegradable dish-washing liquid that does not leave a toxic residue on any surfaces.  
  • You can also use vinegar and water. 
  • Use a window cleaner without the vinegar smell which is easier to use and cleans better than vinegar, try Clear Power 12x Glass Cleaner that I highly recommend.
  • Scrub the window with the cleaning solution with a window scrubber or a good quality sponge at all angles.
  • Cover every square inch of the glass with the scrubber.  
  • Start at the top corner on the glass.
  • Pull the squeegee steadily across the window to the other side.
  • Move the squeegee horizontally across the glass.
  • Wipe the blade often on a clean towel to remove dirt and excess water.  
  • As you move down the window, overlap the previous stroke about 2 inches and wipe the blade on the towel.  
  • Continue to do this until you are done with the window.
  • Wipe off the excess water with a lint-free towel or microfiber cloth.

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~Barbara

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