Glass Cleaner is not the Only Game in Town
- You can wash your glass windows, doors, and mirrors with dish soap and warm/hot water. Use a rag, sponge or even a squeegee will do the trick. A non scratching cleaner like Comet will also work very well because it can remove hard water without scratching the glass.
- Wipe the glass with a dry lint-free cloth.
- Glass cleaner is still very effective. It acts as a barrier that will keep spots and dust off of the glass surface and make them easier to remove. Use glass cleaner with a paper towel to achieve this protective layer.
Cleaning Your Outside Windows
- Don’t clean your windows in direct sunlight! The sun, especially here in Florida, will dry the soap to your window. Wait until the sun is on the other side of the house.
- Before heavy cleaning, quickly wipe off any loose dirt from the windows with a damp rag. This will make cleaning easier.
- Using either window cleaner, soap and water, or a vinegar water mixture, clean the windows with a lint free cloth, black and white newspaper, or even coffee filters work well.
- If you are cleaning both the outside and the inside, alternate your strokes. For example, do the inside vertically and the outside horizontally. This will make it easier for you to tell where you missed a spot.
The weird thing about vases is that your hand doesn’t fit in them. Not to worry though, a little vinegar in the bottom and you’re good to go. Let the vinegar sit for about 30 minutes. Then just add some uncooked beans or rice and shake. They will serve as tiny uncooked scrubbers and then you can just rinse the vase well and be on your way.
Cleaning regularly and getting rid of dirt as it happens will save you from stressing about your glass and leave you with more time to enjoy it’s beauty.