Today, we resume 31 Days to Clean.
What is the one thing you hate to clean the most? What is thing you put off time and time again? Whatever it is, I challenge you to take it on today.
My most dreaded job (toilet scrubbing is a very close second) is cleaning windows. In fact, I've never done it. You heard correctly - I have never washed a window in my whole life (pathetic, and scary, I know). I constantly put it off because it seems like such a huge job to me. Today, I am going to give you (ahem, me) some tips on cleaning your windows, just in case any of you hate to clean them as well!
Get Yourself Some Cleaner
Soap in a bucket will do - your dish soap is fine. If you want to make your own window cleaner, here's a "how-to" from the site coupons and Refunds:
½ tsp liquid soap
3 tbs vinegar, 2 cups water
What to do: Combine the ingredients and put them in the spray bottle. Use like any window cleaner.
Tip: Use newspaper to dry your windows. It's cheaper than paper towels and it leaves windows shiny and streak free. (If you're going to use newspaper, where rubber gloves so you don't get ink hands.)
Prepare to Scrub
Grab a wash cloth, old t-shirts (husbands have plenty, they just don't want to admit it), or an actual squeegee. These are your tools of the trade.
The Actual Cleaning Part (evidently, this is an art)
"When scrubbing a window, start with the edges. Scrub back and forth, up and down along each edge. Then, start scrubbing from the top and work your way down to the bottom using small circular motions." Do-it-yourself Window Cleaning
For in-depth squeegee action and tips, go here.
Don't Forget the Window Sills
You can do this with warm, soapy water and a rag.
Apparently, "window cleaning should not be drudgery! In fact, with the right tools, it can be a relaxing and enjoyable activity!" Hmm...never thought of it that way. Still don't.
What is your most dreaded cleaning job?