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  • Let That Window Shine

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    Nobody likes a dirty window. With this wonderful sun and light, it's always nice to look outside through a clear window. Here are some tips, courtesy of TLC:

    Windows look best if they are cleaned on a regular basis, at least twice a year on the inside and outside. Here are some useful techniques for cleaning windows:

    • Wash one side of a window with horizontal strokes and the other side with vertical strokes so you can pinpoint which side of the window has a streak.
    • Use a squeegee on a long handle or a sponge/squeegee combination to prevent streaks on large windows.
    • Eliminate tiny scratches on glass by polishing the affected areas with toothpaste.
    • Washing windows should be done on a cloudy day, because direct sunlight dries cleaning solutions before you can polish the glass properly.
    • Use a soft toothbrush or cotton swab to clean corners. ­ ­
    • To give an extra shine to window glass, polish it with well-washed cotton T-shirts or old cloth diapers. Or rub a clean blackboard eraser over a freshly washed and dried window to give it a diamond-bright shine.
    • Polish windows to a sparkling shine with crumpled newspaper. The paper also leaves a film that's resistant to dirt.

    Read more at TLC

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