how {and why} to wash your windows

After a long stormy winter, I always make a point of washing my windows as part of my spring cleaning routine. I'm a little late this year in my to-do list, but window cleaning is absolutely on my agenda for this week. It's long overdue to get rid of the dust, dirt, pollen, and grime and let the light really shine in. I'm always amazed how much brighter, fresher, and lighter it makes everything in my house look and shocked at how it improves the view outside and inside.


Here's what you'll need:
{1} bucket filled with some lukewarm water
{2} two microfiber cloths, one wet and one dry
{3} windex, or white vinegar in a spray bottle if you're going natural
{4} squeegee

martha stewart

And here's how to do it:
Step 1. Soak your cloth in the water, squeeze out excess, and wipe down your window.
Step 2. Spray the glass with your cleaner and wash with the wet cloth in a circular motion.
Step 3. Run the squeegee down the glass from top to bottom and then left to right, wiping excess water after each sweep on the dry cloth. Easy!

Need more convincing?

images via pinterest

By the way, one of the secrets to a good interior photograph? Yup, clean windows. So get to it!


René said...

I do love sparkly windows. Mine are still covered in pollen. Maybe window cleaning should be on my to-do list this week too.

Holly Gruszka said...

This is the kick in the butt that I needed - another item for my to-do list.

Megan said...

I've been pushing this task off for far too long; this post was a call to action. I love that first photo!!