Saturday, March 31, 2007

When I'm cleaning windows

I was going to write this post about something else entirely, but then I walked into the kitchen to get a drink of water. The sun was shining directly onto the windows and door and I realised just how much they need to be cleaned. Maybe that's why people do their cleaning in the sping - it's when the sun starts to come out again for long enough for people to realise just how much things need cleaning. Throughout the winter the sun wasn't around long enough to notice properly. But I disgress... (although I'm not sure if I do it with one s or two).

Anyway, I looked in the cupborad under the sink to see what we had, and sure enough I came up with some window and mirror cleaner. I was slightly put off by the fact that the spray trigger appeared to be absent, but only for a few minutes. I read the instruction and decided I could just apply it withn one cloth and then wipe it off with another. However, the problem with cleaning windows, as I discovered, is if you clean one side it just makes you realise how much the other side needs cleaning too. I hadn't had this problem with the bathroom mirror upstairs, and that had turned out looking ok, but lets just say although bits of the windows in the kitchen look better, some bits seem to look worse. I decided to call it a day as I was really quite thirsty. Thus recalled to my original quest I got my glass of water and retreated to the front room to write a blog post. Which is how I ended up writing this post, and why I'm now going to ask if anyone has any failsafe, or at least useable methods for cleaning windows. Because I think cleaning windows is just going to have to go on my list of things to do this holiday. Along with a million other things. Just as well I've got two weeks!

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

I always end up with a smudge I can't get off, but I can't tell which side it's on...

I think people clean in the spring because it's light, but also because they can open the windows and doors and let the air in and the dust out. At least that's my reasoning.