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Cleaning Games: How to Clean Picture Windows

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I started a “cleaning journal”. I write down what I have to do. I also take notes for areas that need special attention. I titled it, “Owl Get it Done.”

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You’ve already started spring cleaning, but your house isn’t as clean as you want.

You may think you don’t have the time or energy, but don’t get too disappointed yet. . .

Actually overexerting yourself may be to BLAME!

There are simple steps to keeping you’re house clean without having to be a weekend warrior, if you ignore them, you’ll miss out on the benefits of having a clean house.

Cleaning Games: How to Turn Yourself into Rosie the Robot that Does Windows with Little Effort

I confess. I’m not very motivated when it comes to cleaning but I get it  done quickly out of necessity. However, most people think it is very time consuming, when in reality, it doesn’t have to be.

Here’s the solution: Just like exercise or dieting, get a buddy or group to be accountable to. I’m following a 30 Day Challenge and I’m realizing it takes a village to clean a house.

Read more to discover why you need to focus on what’s truly important to you if you want to have a house that sparkles. If you stay with me here, I’ll show you how I only clean for 20 minutes a day, saving time and money in the process. Maintaining your home keeps it in better shape. for the cost of some water, soap, and a squeegee.

Today I cleaned my windows and baseboards. According to an article by This Old House, instead of using paper towels and Windex, I used water, a little dish detergent and a squeegee to clean my picture window.

I love cleaning the windows this way. I call it the “S” marks the Spot Technique.

1. Wet the windows with warm water and a little bit of dish washer detergent.

2. Then wipe the windows with a squeegee from side to side in the shape of an “S”.

3. Be sure to wipe off any water that remains.

Your windows will sparkle and there won’t be any streaks. It only costs the price of water, a little dish detergent and a squeegee (peanuts.)

Cleaning journal with before and after pictures.

Did you miss a post? Here’s my progress so far.

Here are other challenges I completed.

Day 1 How to Vinyl Tile Your Bathroom Floor for 30 Dollars in 360 Minutes


Day 2 DIY Organization: Secret for Organizing Tiny Pieces of Kids’ Stuff for a Dollar

Day 3 Tidy Up the Laundry Room in Minutes for 30 Dollars

Day 4 Cleaning Games: Dirty Little Secret for Cleaning Your Sink on the Cheap

Day 5 Cure Sink Clutter and Cut Cleaning Time in Half for Free

Day 6 Free Help: Vacuuming Confetti

Day 7 I took a day off.

Day 8 Declutter in Minutes with this Trick Plus Motivation from REAL SIMPLE Editor-in-Chief

Day 9 How to Clean Picture Windows on the Cheap


The Bottom Line

Cleaning doesn’t have to be hard, time consuming, or expensive. Find ways to cut down on the time it takes you to complete a task. Setting a timer makes me hustle. I get the work done for a few dollars. Can’t beat that.

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