Don’t know how to deal with dirty glass windows, doors or mirrors at home? Glasses are prone to fingerprints, dust, scratches or smudges and we know how cleaning them can be very tricky. But do not fret because we got you covered! We have compiled some of the best cleaning hacks that will make your glass windows and doors the envy of your neighbours!
1. Use Vinegar
Using white vinegar is an effective way to clean just about any surface in your house such as your windows, mirrors or glass table. We know that most people don’t like the smell of vinegar, but don’t worry its smell will dissipate on its own after a few minutes.
To use white vinegar as a glass cleaner, just mix one part warm water and one part vinegar. Put the mixture into a spray bottle and spritz the glass with it and then wipe with a microfiber cloth. You can add liquid detergent to the vinegar and water solution to give a much tougher clean.
2. Clean Your Glass with Black Tea
If you can’t tolerate the smell of the vinegar, one trick is to use some black tea. Brew some tea and let it cool off first. Place the tea in a spray bottle and use it on any glass in your house with a cloth. This technique is very effective in banishing streaks and will give your glass windows and doors a streak-free look in no time.
3. Use Squeegees
Invest in a good squeegee to clean windows and mirrors in your home. Using a squeegee is a fast way to clean windows and very fun to use too! However, you must know the right technique to ensure that the cleaning solution or water you used is removed in one stroke. Otherwise, your window will just end up having streaks.
4. Use Non-gel Toothpaste for Removing Scratches
Toothpaste can remove minor scratches. Just apply a small amount of non-gel toothpaste to a cloth, then gently scrub the scratches, using a circular motion. Wipe the glass clean using a wet cloth and let it dry.
5. Dish Soap for Cleaning Eyeglasses
People who wear prescription glasses know the dilemma of having smudges on their glasses. Good thing there is an easy solution to make your eyeglasses smudge-free. No need to buy eyeglass cleaning products because using just a basic dish soap to clean your specs will do the trick.
Just pour some dish liquid soap on your lenses and gently massage the soap over your glasses. Rinse them with warm water and let them dry with a microfiber cloth.
6. Use Coffee Filters as a Substitute for a Microfiber Cloth
If microfiber cloth is not available in your home, you can use coffee filters when cleaning your windows or other glasses. Do not use paper towels or newspapers because they can leave streaks. Using coffee filters is also a much cheaper alternative to microfiber cloths and just as effective as well.
7. Apply Lemons for Water Stains
Water stains on glasses are a common problem in most homes. To effectively remove water stains on glasses, simply rub a slice of lemon over the stains. You can also mix lemon juice and vinegar to remove hard-water stains more easily.
The acid of lemon and vinegar will break down the stain in a few minutes. So wait about 10 minutes before rinsing the glass with some hot water.
8. Clean Your Windows During an Overcast Day
Not every weather is good for cleaning your windows. Save all your window cleaning time for cloudy days. Cleaning windows during summer may not be a good idea because sunlight can make your cleaning spray evaporate faster, leaving streaks on the window.
If you can’t wait to clean your windows during summer, just make sure that you do it during the early morning hours when there is no direct sunlight. This way you prevent the cleaning solution from evaporating too fast.
Glass cleaning is an easy task if you just know some basic hacks. Having clean windows and mirrors can improve the overall appearance of your home. If you still think that these cleaning hacks are not enough, you can always call a professional cleaning company to save you from all your glass cleaning troubles.
If you are looking for a professional and reliable glass cleaning company, contact Performance Cleaning at 1300 867 872 for your questions and concerns.