Desert dust permanently stuck to every window, and more dust, road kill bugs, window streaks from rain on the roof all make for a dirty, ugly exterior windshield.
Let’s not forget Oliver and Olivia’s noses pressed against the inside windows they can reach.
Yesterday, It was time to wash the dirty windows.
I have a simple recipe for a great window cleaner. No more Windex etc. for me! I use three simple ingredients: one glug of rubbing alcohol, one glug vinegar and approximately a gallon of water. That combination gives me the best streak and film free sparkling windows.
Cleaning windows, walking in the desert and writing the blog consumed the majority of yesterday.
While taking care of the exterior windows, I notice that the win is getting stronger. The wind increased throughout the late afternoon and into the night resulting in a restless sleep for both John and I. Checking Weather Bug I see no wind advisories are being posted. They need to come to the desert!
Well now, didn’t that all make for an exciting blog today………… Thanks for stopping by.
I know the inside windows won't stay clean too long. Not with everybody looking out at the wind. lol You guys have definitely had more than enough wind this year.ReplyDelete
Blowing sand sure stings the legs! They need wind turbines here.Delete
Do you use white vinegar? I hate doing windows. No matter how careful I am...streaks! I am going to use your method next time I do them!ReplyDelete
The wind is terrible here in Bay St. Louis, MS. If it would stop, we would be in the 80s. YUCK!
Yep, white vinegar. I have no streaks!Delete
Mmmm, have never heard of putting alcohol in the water. I have heard of vinegar and that is what we use. I'll have to try that, thanks for the tip. We have more doggie nose prints than bugs. :)ReplyDelete
You are so right about the number of doggie prints. At least the bugs only hit the windshield when driving. Or is it that the windshield hits the bugs....Delete
Well I sure learned something.....I need to add a glug of alcohol to my vinegar water for washing windows. Getting that job done seems to fall further and further down the to do list. Wonder why?ReplyDelete
It gets further down the list because there always seems to be something more important. That is until you are sitting outside and look up at the windows.ReplyDelete
What is a "glug"? I use vinegar and water but your combination and especially the promise of no streaks sounds like a good one.ReplyDelete
If you hear it say "glug glug," you have added too much.Delete
Then you need to add another glug of the other ingredient! OH my, what a clean window that would be. lolDelete
I have something new for your window cleaning that actually makes cleaning windows an every day task...The Glean Cloth! A friend turned me on to them and now that is all we use. Everyone in my family is also using them. They sell them at Camping World. One cloth is $3.99 and lasts forever. For windows, all you do is wet the cloth, wring it our completely and wash your window! Rinse when dirty and go again. No other products. It is a special material. You can wash them in the machine. They takes bugs off so quickly with little effort. They truly are amazing and so worth it. We are doing windows and mirrors all the time. We have never had such clean glass. You can use them to clean all over the MH. A must purchase for all!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the information about the Glean Cloth. My formula (really not mine, just passed to me by a niece and fellow RVer) does the same thing. The bugs came off the front of the motor home so fast that I considered washing the entire front end with the concoction. I imagine my niece's is a bit less expensive. Who knows! To each his/her own. I just appreciate your reading my blog and taking time to reply.Delete
A glug is a tip of the bottle. You determine how much according to the amount of windows you have to clean. For our motorhome, it is a tip down and immediately a tip up to stop the flow. Have fun cleaning your windows!ReplyDelete