The first day of spring is a great time to give your windows a fresh start by dusting off the winter months and giving them a thorough cleaning. Here are a few tips to brighten up your view and enjoy the warmer months ahead.
- Gather your supplies: You will need a glass cleaner, a squeegee, a microfiber cloth or paper towels, a bucket of warm water, and a cleaning solution (if desired).
- Remove any screens: Take off any screens from your windows and clean them separately using soap and water. Rinse them off and let them dry completely before putting them back in place.
- Dust and vacuum the window sills: Use a soft cloth or vacuum to remove any dirt, dust, or debris from the window sills.
- Clean the windows inside and out: Spray your cleaning solution or glass cleaner on the window and use a squeegee to remove the cleaning solution from the glass. Start at the top of the window and work your way down, wiping the squeegee blade with a clean cloth or paper towel after each pass. Use a microfiber cloth or paper towel to dry any excess moisture or streaks. For Double Hung windows, you can use the tilt-in function to make cleaning the outside easier.
- Wipe down the frames and tracks: Use a damp cloth or paper towel to wipe down the frames and tracks of the window, removing any dirt or debris.
- Enjoy the view: Once you have cleaned all of your windows, take a step back and enjoy the fresh sparkling clean view of the outdoors.