Holidays and days-off are popular, especially for trips and relaxation. But the truth is, uncalled cleaning duties occupy most of the holidays. Only if you can neglect them, things might have been easier. However, piling all the dust in the house is an open solicitation to diseases.

Particularly Aluminium windows and doors are generally overlooked while cleaning the house. Even though aluminium doors and windows require low maintenance as a relatively limited amount of dirt and dust is accumulated, they should be cleaned once every few months.

Don’t worry we have chalked down 5 ways of keeping urban windows clean for you:

1. Mops can do the job in a snap.

Mops efficiently work when it comes to cleaning the glass of the window. This method is beneficial for sparkling the outside windows. 

1. Dip the mop head or the attached microfiber cloth in the cleaning solution. 

2. Start gently scrubbing from top to bottom. Don’t try it as an adventure. For e.g. do not climb on the window grill to reach the height; use a ladder instead.

3. Let the window dry and; then wipe it tenderly with a dry cloth.

In just 3 steps your window will be newly glistening and dust-free again.

2. Wipe clean with a squeegee

Are you worried about making streaks on the windows while cleaning them? Then this technique is most suitable for you! Squeegee (commonly known as viper) will give you perfect shine without causing streaks on windows.

1. Buy a squeegee for your inside windows cleaning.

2. Dip the squeegee in the cleaning liquid and start wiping from top to bottom in S Pattern.

3. Remember to wipe the blade between each swipe and change it when it gets dull. 

A long-handled squeegee is a must if you possess tall windows. A squeegee will keep your windows clean and brighter on regular use.

3. Try using an old t-shirt.

Using an old t-shirt to clean the windows has numerous benefits. They won’t have any lint residue, they won’t cause streaks on windows, they are good; for your pockets and; they are just absorbent enough to get a window polished clean. 

Plus, using old tees instead of the newspaper is a good choice for your glass as well as the environment.

4. Magnetic window cleaner works effortlessly.

Once you learn the procedure of magnetic window cleaner, you can do the cleaning duty in a breeze. Magnetic window cleaner can clean both sides of the window flawlessly using a microfiber cloth. People with tall windows will not have to risk their life cleaning the windows with Magnetic window cleaner. The only issue is handling; a Magnetic window cleaner can be a bit of a task. For, e.g. pushing it above too swiftly while cleaning can separate the magnets.

5. Prepare a homemade window cleaning solution.

Homemade solutions are the most reliable cleaning solutions. You have a perfect idea of ingredients and; there is no risk of chemical utilization. You can prepare a homemade cleaning solution as follows:

2 cups water

1/2 cup white or cider vinegar

1/4 cup rubbing alcohol 70% concentration

Combine the ingredients and pour them into a spray bottle and your natural cleaning product is ready! Keep it away from kids and pets for safety reasons. A homemade cleaner is very efficacious as it cleans the window brighter along with being economical.

Cleaning windows always requires perfection, as it is not enough that you can see through it. We wish; to see an impeccable view from the window, from any angle, at any time of the day. Hence, installing Aluminium windows can save your energy, as they are low maintenance. At least practicing one of the 5 ways mentioned twice a year can keep your windows fresh and healthy. Do let us know if you have any more innovative techniques for cleaning your windows.

Curated by Poorva Sawant.

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