Tuesday, October 21, 2008

window washing 101



I'm sure there have been hundreds of articles in Goodhousekeeping, Real Simple and Martha Stewarts magazine about the proper way to wash windows....but here is the way I do it!!!!.....I know my mother will be proud....I think of her whenever I am doing it.....she's the Queen!!!.....it's very easy to just call the guy and write the check....but he always seems to show up the morning it's going to rain and I don't have my screens out yet!....one of the last times he came to my house I picked his brain so I knew exactly how he did it... one doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to do this....but I do have to thank my wonderful friend Tammy for getting my shoulders in shape....it does take some elbow grease!!...pictured above is the supplies you'll need....a buckey of hot water with a few drops of any dish detergent you have......no vinegar...can you believe it???....a good squeegee...he recommended the Ettore brand....they come in several sizes....I use the big one on my windows and sliding glass doors and the littler one on the french doors going into my study......I have this terry cloth thing that fits over a handle that I use to dip into the water and then squeeze out really well......but an old wash cloth will do fine....and then a few absorbent towels.......



I usually do all of the insides one day while I take out my screens and then the outsides another day.....it's easy, but takes along time if you do them both on the same day.....so you just scrub them down and then.....


pull your squeegee across...drying it after every swipe........then when you're done go around the frame of the window with your towel to sop up any remaining drips......even if you don't give your guy up....it's nice to touch up your sliding doors or french doors in between.......NEVER a streak!!!!!!!......it is SUCH a nice feeling when they are done.....but I have to warn you...it is a thankless job....probably no one will notice but you!!!

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