Welcome to day 5 of the ‘31 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home‘ series!

Today’s task is to clean your windows and windowsills inside.

Start by filling a bucket about half way with water. Add a few drops of dish soap and a splash of vinegar. Along with your microfiber cloth, this is what you will use to scrub your window glass and windowsill.

Work from the top down on your windows, cleaning the upper glass first, then the lower glass. You don’t need to squeeze out your rag very much, you want it pretty wet. Lastly, you will want to wash your window ledge with your wet rag.
Use your squeegee to wipe the window. You can use a dry cloth to clean up any stray drips.

I use a solution of half vinegar and half water to spray the inside of the window track. (You could use pretty much any kind of all purpose cleaner).
Wipe out the window track with your microfiber cloth.

Use a q-tip to get into the corners.

Keep spraying, wiping and using your q-tips to get the window track clean! This is as good as mine was going to get.

(A reader suggested brushing the track with a stiff brush and vacuuming out the dirt before spraying it. This is a great idea and I am sure it would cut down on the amount of time you have to scrub it! )
Step back and enjoy your shiny window!
Tomorrow is the last day of cleaning our windows. Let’s all say a little cheer – yeah!
Day 6: Wash the Windows and Screens Outside

Remember, if you are feeling overwhelmed or you don’t have much time to devote to this task today, just focus on the dirtiest or most used rooms in your home.

See you back here tomorrow for day 6 of 31 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home.

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4 Comments on Day 5: Clean Windows and Windowsills Inside

  1. I actually got 5 windows done yesterday (insdie and out) – Yeah!! I can see outside again. They were bugging me so much that I finally just had to stop everything and clean my windows. It drove me nuts every morning when the sun came up to see all that dirt on the outside. Now they’re like new again. After just a few days, my house is already starting to feel cleaner. Great posts.

  2. I’ve been enjoying your series on deep cleaning. I wanted to offer a tip for cleaning window sills. Before you wet things down, if you use a dry brush (I use a dust pan brush) to loosen all of the debris, then you can vacuum up most of it. Once you wet it the dirt and grime just gets pushed around in the edges and creases where it hardens.

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