Finding messes caused by your kids is every parent's nightmare. For instance, you go to open the curtains and find that they've put stickers on the windows, as well as hand prints everywhere. You will want to get the windows clean again, but may not know how to do it. Thankfully, there are some natural methods of cleaning the window to make it look clear once again. Here are some tips for cleaning two common problems caused by kids.
Peeling stickers off with your fingernails will take a long time, and you will have problems getting the residue from the glue off the glass. It is actually quite easy to remove them if you know how to do it.
Gather some simple supplies that you most likely have around your home. This includes some non-stick cooking spray, a razor blade, and some paper towel.
Start by spraying the sticker with the cooking spray, and let it soak into the sticker for about half an hour. Then use a razor blade and scrape off the sticker from the window. The grease from the cooking spray should help the sticker come right off in a single piece. Then wipe off the glass with the paper towel to remove any remnants of the sticker and the cooking spray.
Cleaning Hand Prints
Did your kids somehow leave a sticky imprint on your windows with some mystery substance? Instead of using a cleaner from the store to clean it, you can create one with items that you have in your home as well.
You'll need the following items:
- Water (1 gallon)
- Rubbing alcohol (2 cups)
- Dish washing detergent (1 tbsp)
- Lemon juice (1 tbsp)
- Ammonia (3/4 cup)
- Spray bottle
- Soft cloth
- Steel wool
Fill a bucket up with water, then mix in the rubbing alcohol, dish detergent, lemon juice, and ammonia. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle, and apply it to your windows, letting it sit for a few minutes. Spray your cleaning solution directly onto some steel wool, then use it to scrub the windows using a circular motion. Use the soft cloth to wipe the windows until they are clean.
The best way to keep your windows clean is to hire a company to regularly clean them for you. Reach out to a local company like VIP Cleaning Services Inc that can clean both the inside and outside of the windows on a regular basis.