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  • 3 Clever Ways to Clean Windows

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    Now that the sun is shining through our windows, how about we give them a good clean? Here are some clever ways to get those windows ready for Spring and Summer! Don’t have time to get them done yourself? Give your Home Mechanics a call today!

    1. “My blinds are dust magnets!”
    Use an antiseptic spray. To keep dust from piling up quickly, use an antistatic spray, such as Static Guard, on the window blinds right after you clean them.

    2. “There’s mildew on my window frames”
    Wash with a bleach-detergent solution. Black or gray mildew spots on wooden frames can be cleaned for good with a solution of 2 ounces (60 milliliters) of household bleach and 1 ounce (30 milliliters)of laundry detergent in a quart of water. Wearing rubber gloves to protect your hands, sponge the solution on the spots, let it sit for ten minutes, and then rinse thoroughly with clean water.

    3. “My outside windowsills get dirty so quickly”
    Apply a coat of floor wax. Because your exterior windows are exposed to the elements, they are subject to collecting a lot of dirt. But there is a simple way to keep your sills clean: Wipe on a coat of clear floor wax to protect them.

    Read more at Reader’s Digest.

     

    This post was originally written by Brook Reilly.

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