Well, now that we dusted and washed all our windowsills and door frames, it’s time for us to make the glass between them sparkle.
If you’re interested, you could make a batch of my homemade glass cleaner and use some old newspapers to clean your windows. If you have a favorite brand that you prefer to use, grab that cleaner.
I read a great article a couple of weeks ago from Life As Mom about tackling home organization by using “zone defense.” In other words, don’t just run about like a crazy person trying to get everything done at once, because you likely won’t get much done at all. Instead, strategize what areas need your attention first and then make a plan from there.
I think we should use a zone defense to clean our windows this week. Windows can be very time-consuming to clean (especially if you have a lot of them, or windows that are very tall or hard to reach). So, instead of trying to clean all our windows in one day (which would clearly go outside our 5 to 10 minute rule) we’re going to plan out which “zones” we want to clean over the next three days.
Spend a few minutes, strategizing the best game plan in order to get all of your windows cleaned (at least on the inside; we’ll clean the outside in future cleaning sessions). Here are some ideas to help:
Group windows together that you will need a ladder to clean. Instead of getting out the ladder every day, just get it out once and clean all the hard to reach windows that day.
Do all the bedrooms one day.
Clean your dirtiest windows first (that way it will feel like coasting downhill for the remaining days).
Work from one end of the house to the other.
Pick whichever strategy works best for you. Make sure you have three “zones” planned out, and tackle the first one today.