Whether you’re in an apartment or a house with multiple floors, there’s always one question you have to deal with: How do you clean windows on the outside if you’re on the second floor (or higher)? I never knew how to do this so my windows were always inexcusably dirty (but only on the outside!).
Little did I know, there are actually a number of ways you can take things into your own hands and clean your windows without actually having to hire somebody. Check these out:
Cleaning Sliding Windows from Inside the House
Sliding windows can be cleaned using a sponge/squeegee on a short handle. It might also be possible to remove the screen from inside the house. Open each side of the window alternately and wash the outside with the sponge and squeegee the window dry. With the right length of handle you should not need to hang out of the window at all.
Using Magnetic Squeegees
It is possible to clean first story windows using a pair of magnetic squeegees. These squeegees consist of a sponge that can be soaked with soapy water and a scraper blade that will clear the water from the window.
And perhaps the most obvious:
Using a Ladder
The typical way to wash a second story window is to climb a ladder to do it. Make sure the ladder is long enough to reach the window comfortably. When you set the ladder up make sure that it is vertical to the base of the house and at a comfortable distance from the wall at the bottom. If the ladder is not vertical you must place a support under the low side.
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