As if chores and cleaning weren’t tiring enough, glass surfaces represent a particular nuisance and often require additional effort.
Be it windows, mirrors or glass tables, you always have to pay special attention and be super careful if you want the glass surfaces in your house to be sparkling clean. The more you have them, the tougher it is.
Luckily, with all the new products, as well as the good all home-made solutions, there is a cure for everything. Of course, if you are too busy or too tired to deal with it, you can always hire a professional like No More Chores and never worry if the glass in your house is perfectly clean.
But if you prefer doing things yourself, here are a few tips that could make your life easier.
Choose the Right Fabric
You know yourself how easy it is to leave behind so much dust and lint after cleaning a glass surface. Or how easily your glass can stay all smeared after you wipe it. That’s why it’s crucial you get a good, adequate rag.
In the first place, avoid plain cotton rags at all costs since they leave the most lint. Instead, choose the ones made of microfiber. There are also special wood rags which are very efficient in cleaning the glass surfaces.
The housewives’ legends are often true, and so is the case with newspapers and cleaning glass; professional maids use this trick all the time to get the best results.
Newspapers will leave the glass sparkling clear but might leave your hands all inked, so just keep that in mind before trying this “home remedy”.
With so many things on offer nowadays, it’s often difficult to choose the best option. If it’s the easiest way for you, you can buy a spray cleaner at the store. Most of them are quite effective and don’t require any additional mixing.
Keep in mind that the most expensive option isn’t necessarily the best one. They have largely the same composition and work in the same way.
If, however, you’d like to save some money and help save the planet at the same time, by using natural cleaning solutions, you should best try with mixing rubbing alcohol (one cup), water (one cup) and vinegar (a tablespoon). Just make sure you never mix vinegar with ammonia.
You can, however, use pure ammonia to clean the glass surfaces (though I prefer not to due to the strong smell). You can just use soapy water and rinse and the surface after that; oh, and add some vinegar into the rinsing water to get a squeaky sparkling result.
Yes, you read that well, or you might know it yourself. If you want to clean a glass surface really well, you need to be quick about it.
Making big breaks between cleaning phases can easily leave your windows and other glass surfaces cloudy and full of streaks, and that’s literally a nightmare.
That’s why you should make sure you have all the necessary equipment ready at hand: rags, chemicals, rinsing water, drying rags, or whatever else you might need, depending on the cleaning means and the method you choose.
Also, make sure you don’t waste too much time on trying to reach some far and inconvenient parts of the surface, so be ready for that too. Get the extendable cleaners, or whatever other solution you might think of. Just make sure you can cover everything without taking too much time.
Cleaning glass surfaces can be tedious and exhausting, but you still need to do it, so help yourself as much as you can by employing these tips.