Thursday, August 27, 2015

House Cleaning Solutions - Cleaning Windows With Ease


I don't know about you, but I really like living in a clean house.  I just don't happen to enjoy the actual cleaning of the house.

So, just like looking for foods or products to take the stress out of lunches, I'm always on watch for little tricks to make cleaning faster or easier, especially now that we're back to school, and time is at a premium.

Usually you can't beat good old hard work, but every once and a while I come across a product that really works the way the packaging promises.  Windex's Outdoor All-In-One Glass Cleaning Tool (non-affiliate, for information only, link) is one of those products.  I've tried a number of window cleaning hacks and shortcuts, both homemade and professionally manufactured, but this is the first one I've really been pleased with.

I cleaned the outsides of all, 20 or so, of my windows (including having time to rinse off the screens) in less than a half an hour, the other day.  It was just a matter of spraying the window with the hose, wiping it down with the soapy, Swifter-like pad, and then rinsing the window back off (we are in a single story house over a basement, so no ladders).

The job wasn't completely perfect (there were little streaks here and there if I looked close), but considering the time it took - it was amazingly good, and sparkling clean.  The starter pack comes with one cleaning pad, so refills have to be purchased for each cleaning.  So far, I haven't found them in our local stores, but Amazon carries them. 

I wasn't paid for this opinion. I'm happy to share what time savers I find.  How about you?  Any go to household products you like to recommend to all your friends?  Believe me, I'd love to hear about them.

6 comments:

Bailey said...

Thanks for the tip. My two favorites are Lysol Power Kitchen Cleaner. It will clean ANYTHING. I love that it cuts through anything. The other is Dawn Dish soap.

JL said...

You just got me to purchase the windex product along with many other products since discovering the Amazon Pantry...

Natalie PlanetSmartyPants said...

Wow, that's pretty neat! I love our swifer!

Camie Madsen said...

Love my Swifter mop, disinfecting cleaning wipes (they are so handy) and lately discovered Bounty Dawn paper towels.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Hmm I have some filthy windows, but several of them are on the second story where I still don't have a good way to reach them. Maybe it's still worth trying this on the ground floor?

I am obsessed with this ice shaver - it was $25 prime when I bought it this summer, and worth every penny. It is still pretty hot here, and with no AC this is a great after-school snack for the kids. We just pour juice over it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002S0G0RW

Ticia said...

I wonder how I could use that for my 2nd story windows, those are probably horrific since they haven't been cleaned our entire 10 years here.