Sunday, April 11, 2010

You Don't Do Windows?

I've heard this before - a house cleaner or maid says, "I don't do windows."  I've always wondered what the big deal is.  I mean, if  you're gonna clean toilets, how hard can windows be?  Of course, this is coming from me, who can't clean mirrors without leaving streaks - sneaky streaks that show up days later.

Well, today I did windows, and I don't want to do them again.  A little squirt of Windex and a wipe with a paper towel wouldn't be a big deal, but I had to really clean these windows.  During the winter when it's cold outside, we get a lot of condensation on the inside of our windows.  Then we get all this black mildewy kind of stuff all over the window frames - looks really nice on the white.  But until the weather warms up, there's not much I can do about it.  Well, the weather has warmed up.

So I started in our bedroom - dusting the mini-blinds, which is practically an impossible job in itself, and dusting the curtains, too.  I really wanted to just pull those curtains down and throw them in the washer, but they're really not supposed to be washed, so I ended up dusting them with my new micro-fiber duster, and that worked amazingly well - even better than vacuuming them.  And then I took a bucket of soapy water and a rag and wiped down every bit of those nasty window frames and then cleaned the glass, inside and out.  I always forget that our windows tilt in so you can get to the outside of the glass.  If cleaning windows was only about the glass, it really wouldn't be that big of a deal, but it took me practically all day to clean three windows.  I did both the windows in our bedroom and the window in our bathroom.  Now, somehow I have to find time to get the rest of the windows in the house done.

Good thing I only do windows once a year.

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