As leaves begin to change color and the morning air brings a chill, it can mean only one thing. The holiday season is upon us! You can almost smell the pumpkin pies baking. Clean windows will not only help bring your decorations to life, but they will also force your mother-in-law to find a completely different reason to chastise you this year.
Was That a Shooting Star or Streaky Window?
Sparkling windows are a great way to make a first impression on visiting friends and family. Use these easy-to-follow steps to obtain the perfect streak-free shine. First, you will need to have a clean microfiber towel on hand. You could substitute this for soft paper towels if need be. Do an initial wipe of your windows, inside and out, with the towel to remove any dust. Next, apply the cleaner of your choice to the microfiber towel and wipe the remaining dirt off. Don’t be afraid to use some elbow grease to get rid of those tough spots. Finally, use a second microfiber towel to dry the area you just cleaned. Make sure to do this immediately after wiping to ensure your streak-free sparkle.
It is important to note here that not all window cleaning products are the same. If shine and no streaks are the goals, it is best to avoid cleaners containing ammonia or alcohol. One option is to combine one part white vinegar with ten parts warm water, put it in a spray bottle, and watch those windows shine.
Make Way for Decorations!
Every family has its own traditions of decorating homes for the holidays. No matter what your holiday decorating passion is, whether it is a tall Victorian-style Christmas tree in front of a large picture window, or a lit menorah centrally located in a living room window, your neighbors will be in awe and it will be due to those sparkling clean windows.
One tip or suggestion for bringing out the holiday best through your clean windows is to frame them with lights, garland, or evenly drawn curtains. The twinkling lights will play well with the shine and make them appear more star-like, and the garland will make any window look like a picture frame, while evenly drawn curtains are a great way to draw focus to your centerpiece decoration. From menorahs and Christmas trees to applique snowflakes and front yard inflatables that reflect in the glass, clean windows bring a gleam to every decoration and will make you the toast of the neighborhood.
Always remember, when January rears its cold head and it is time to take down the holiday decorations, never use a razor to remove items directly from your windows. This could lead to scratches and ruin your sparkling windows for the next holiday season, or worse, lead to replacement.
Mister Window is ready to make your window dreams come true. Whether you’re in need of replacement windows due to scratches or are a new homeowner seeking ways to personalize your home, Mister Window has the answers for you. Contact us today for a free estimate, and have a wonderful holiday season!