Now Martha has some great tips on everything from cooking, cleaning, to making fancy little centerpieces, so I was hoping she might be able to help me out when it came to washing the many windows in our home.
Over the years I have tried a variety of things that I have heard were just the thing for sparkly, streak free windows and yet by some apparent lack of skill, I am left with streaked windows even after lots of elbow grease.
Cleaners, a variety of wipes, a squeegy, waiting for the shade, or working in the early morning. No luck!
I googled up Martha today to see what tricks she might have for me and you know what? I found a few things that I did not know, for instance…
Did you know you should wet your sqeegy first? Apparently, a dry blade will skip giving you unsightly streaks. who knew! I am going to try that!
She also reminded me I should be using a soft bristled brush to clear away cob webs and dirt and dust. She reminded me to check the hinges! Hinges! I have not done this!
Now here is where I felt all smart. The mixing of the solution was correct at 1 part vinegar to one part water. I am not sure mine was hot, but it was water. She also reminded us to use a towel that has not been in fabric softener. I know this as I have already made that critical mistake.
Bottom line, try hotter water and a damp squeegy. Maybe, just maybe I will get the window clean on both sides! Wish me luck, please.
- Bringing Nature Into Your Home (homedesign.marthastewart.com)