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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!

Oates Microfibre Cleaning Cloth

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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  • Window cleaning is one of those once a year jobs for us (unless it gets too bad and they are spot cleans). Microfiber cloths are my go to for windows and mirrors though

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  • A couple of squirts of washing liquid, half and half vinegar and water, and a couple of drops of essential oil. Cleans beautifully, no streaks.

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  • I just use dishwashing liquid and a squeegee. Works well and doesn’t take much time.

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  • Window Cleaning is hubby’s job! He does a pretty good job of it too!

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  • I can’t reach our windows without using a ladder and seeing I feel a bit unstable on a ladder, I get my husband to do it. Win for me.

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  • I do use a glass cleaning cloth and windex for my inside windows. I do usually wash windows first with a wet cloth and then go over it again with a glass cleaning cloth and windex. Doing it this way I find that the windows are perfect. Outside I just just dishwashing detergent and a broom to wash the outside windows and rinse with a hose.

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  • I don’t mind doing the inside but the outside is a whole different story so I try and use the Windex spray that attaches to your hose.

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  • A chore I dislike, as I always either have to climb on the bench, or get on a ladder lol

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  • I do hate window cleaning. Luckily, we’ve just moved into a rental and the fly screens are screwed in place on the outside so I only need to clean the insides ????

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  • Perfect timing as I started my spring cleaning including window as well.

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  • Clean windows make such a difference, but I find them hard to achieve.

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  • Micro fibre cloths are the best to clean mirrors or windows I use one with water and one to dry and it cleans my windows perfect no chemicals needed

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  • Windows are such a chore, good if you keep on top of it so not such an epic task. Pretty cleaning cloths.

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  • Hate cleaning windows! Usually bribe my husband to do them.

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  • I swear by these microfibre clothes for cleaning glass & mirrors, my husband now uses them for the car windows & they work a treat for him!

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