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November 30, 2020

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These simple tips will take the struggle out of window cleaning and give your home a little extra sparkle!

Window cleaning is one of those jobs that feels never-ending. Just when you think you’ve finally taken care of every window in your home, the number one enemy of clean windows strikes again; grubby little fingers! As you stand there trying to work out what sticky substance is smeared all over your freshly cleaned glass this time, the thought of starting all over again is enough to make you reach for the wine and accept your streaky window existence. Thankfully, all is not lost and we’ve put together some easy tips to keep your windows sparkling and take the stress out of mess!

Pick Your Moment

The weather app is your best friend when it comes to window cleaning. While rain may seem like the worst-case scenario, direct sunlight can also present a problem, especially when using products that may streak. If you’re pressed for time (who isn’t!?) and have to take whatever opportunity you can get (nap-time speed clean anyone?), it’s worth choosing products that are more than just fair-weather friends. The Oates Microfibre Cleaning Kit contains a nifty four-pack of cleaning clothes, with one cloth specially designed for windows and mirrors. The cloth can be used wet or dry, without the need for chemicals, so you can enjoy the sunshine without the streaks!

Do Your Prep

Preparation is a mum’s secret weapon and it’s no different when it comes to window cleaning. Dusting your window ledges, wiping your window frames, and cleaning your screens will avoid other grime joining the craft glue and remnants of yesterday’s lunch. No matter how big the mess, the Oates Microfibre Cleaning Kit is ready for every challenge, removing dust, dirt, and grease with ease. Not to mention it will seriously streamline your cleaning cupboard which is always a bonus. Don’t forget to clean your blinds and curtains too!

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Bit By Bit

We’re all guilty of trying to tackle household chores in one go, but the reality is that interruptions and mess are a fact of life. Rather than signing up to a cleaning marathon and trying to get to all the windows in your house between school runs, take it one step at a time and focus on a room or two per day. With the Oates Microfibre Cleaning Kit, the job will only take a matter of minutes and you’ll have time to enjoy the results with a cuppa or maybe even squeeze in a lunch date for a change!

Skip The Newspaper

It’s been a go-to window cleaning staple for decades, but newspaper has been well and truly trumped with the arrival of reusable microfibre cloths. Not only are they more environmentally friendly, but if you choose the Oates Microfibre Cleaning Kit, the easy colour coding makes it easy for anyone to get a sparkly window surface without leaving scratches and lint behind. Even the kids can get involved in the fun (well, we can dream!).

Choose Multi-Tasking Products

If your cleaning cupboard looks more like a supermarket aisle, then you’ve probably been lured into purchasing job-specific products. We still can’t understand what made us think that windows, shower screens, and mirrors needed an entirely different set of sprays, foams, and wipes! The Oates Microfibre Cleaning Kit take the confusion out of window cleaning, achieving superior results with just one strong, super-absorbent cloth. They actually make cleaning enjoyable – they are two words we never thought we’d use together!

It’s a struggle keeping a house clean at the best of times, let alone with little ones running around! We’re not sure about you, but we think fighting the mess just takes all the joy out of everything. Even though grubby little handprints make cleaning a guaranteed part of every day, the Oates Microfibre Cleaning Kit takes the stress out of the process, giving you more time to join in the fun!

Do you have any tips and tricks for window cleaning? SHARE with us in the comments below!

We are proud to be working closely with the Oates team to bring you this article. We love that Oates is Proudly Australian with quality products and prices that mean all of us can make light work of every mess. Whatever mess you’ve got – big or small – clean up is easy with Oates.

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  • I love these cloths got a few packs!

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  • I have the glass cloth because I was so bad at cleaning glass before. But since using this cloth my windows turn out really good. Not 100% perfect but so much better than before. I would recommend this cloth. I am yet to try the other ones.

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  • I had no idea about all these colours. I only knew about the shower ones of light blue and dark blue. I think in the Vileda brand. These cloths look fantastic I will have to go and buy them.

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  • Thanks for the tips – sounds great. I never knew that different coloured microfibre cloths were for different jobs.

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  • Those microfibre cloths are awesome and so useful. Couldn’t believe the amount of dust and dirt they picked up

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  • Great tips and sounds good.

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  • This is crazy! When does this shaming stop. It happened constantly, and our kids are learning this behaviour. Who cares if she put in or didn’t put in. Parents shouldn’t be pressured into this. Gift giving is a personal preference, not just because everyone else is doing it.

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  • I hate window cleaning but these cloths sound like a good idea. I’m a sucker for anything which minimises household items so I might give these a try


    • Yes I’m with you ! I can’t remember when I did them ;)

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  • Washing windows is something I always forget to do, until I realise it’s been a lifetime since I’ve done them. I remember the old newspaper trick to wipe windows down with.
    I also find window washing a tedious job, that I obviously need to dedicate more time to.

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  • Washing the windows at our place is like a Military operation, as we have ground level and very high windows at the back of the house.
    I use a window washing wand. I load it with detergent and wash away. I have the hose next to me to wash the window down.
    For the interior windows I use microfibre cloths. Over the years I have found them the best for this job.
    I like the idea of the multi coloured tagged cloths. It makes sense as I use them for various jobs at home. Not sharing any pics while doing this job. It does look comical, a bit like taming a wild beast!

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  • Elbow grease is the best method I think haha. But if there are simpler methods, I’m all ears

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  • Weather needs to be your best friend also can’t be prone to hay fever

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  • Washing windows is the worst job in the house! I would rather pay someone to do it for me.

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  • I would love to try them.

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  • I LOVE that the cloths are colour coded. It makes it very easy to remember which one is for what job!

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