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      Adulting Series: When Was The Last Time You Cleaned Your Windows?

      Adulting Series: When Was The Last Time You Cleaned Your Windows?

      Aside from having a clear view of the scenery and basking under the warm and bright sunlight comfortably, there are other reasons why you should clean your windows. Read on to find out why! We will also let you know about the different window cleaning tools and some things to note when cleaning windows.

      1. Why Should You Clean Your Windows

      1. Why Should You Clean Your Windows
      • Natural Light

      With work from home becoming a norm, being cooped up in the house all day long may get suffocating. To decrease the feeling of suffocation, keep your windows clean so that the dirt will not block the sunlight from streaming into the room. Exposure to sunlight will cause the brain to release a higher amount of serotonin, a hormone which is related to keeping a person focused and boosting their mood. Thus, with a bright room full of natural light, you will feel a rise in your mood, and possibly your productivity too.

      • Dirt, Dust and Grime

      Accumulated dirt, grime, and dust on windows may also cause moulds to form due to rain and condensation and gather dust mites. Both of which may cause allergic reactions. To decrease condensation, you can open the windows for a few minutes to ventilate the room and circulate the air. Good ventilation will also decrease the risk of exposure to viruses as ventilating prevents virus aerosols from gathering.

      2. How To Clean Your Windows

      2. How To Clean Your Windows
    • Newspaper
    • Newspapers are a classic window cleaning tool. With their high level of absorbancy, newspapers will leave your windows squeaky clean. However, there is a chance of the ink bleeding and getting onto your hands—leaving you with stained hands for days. Make sure to wear gloves if you want to clean the windows with newspaper.

    • Microfibre Cloth
    • Microfibre cloths are soft and absorbent. It is perfect for window cleaning as it will not leave marks and streaks. However, wiping down hard-to-reach areas such as window corners and tall windows will be difficult and maybe, even dangerous. 

    • Squeegee
    • The squeegee is a commonly used window cleaning tool. Cleaning detergents are sprayed on the surface, and a squeegee is used to remove the cleaning fluid. With a suitable cleaning detergent and squeegee, you are left with a streak-free window. A downside to using a squeegee, however, is the cleaning detergent’s dripping mess.

      Alternatively, you can purchase window vacuums that function like a squeegee sans the dripping mess. With their automatic suction function, the vacuum sucks the cleaning detergent into their water tank. Then, all you have to do is pour out the dirty water stored in the tank into the sink.

      3. Things To Take Note Of When Cleaning Windows

      3. Things To Take Note Of When Cleaning Windows

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      • Clean your windows when the weather is downcast and cloudy outside. Sunlight will cause the cleaning solution to dry up and leave streaks on the windows. 
      • Clean the window frames and window grills too. Use a vacuum, a brush or a damp cloth to clear the dust and cobwebs that have gathered. 
      • Be careful when you are cleaning external windows. Cleaning external windows is a dangerous task. Either use a magnetic window cleaner or have professional window cleaners clean for you.

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      Adulting Series: Quick Tips To Stay On Top Of Your Game

      Adulting Series: Quick Tips To Stay On Top Of Your Game

      Setting chores aside for “later” will only leave you to clean a bigger mess than when you take a few minutes of your time to do the task. Read on for tips on how to combat the lazy clean up bug.

      1. Washing Your Dishes

      Washing Your Dishes

      Many people hate washing dishes. After all, lying down on the couch or the bed with a full stomach is much more tempting. However, piling dirty dishes in the sink for when you have the time is not the way to go. Dishes with the leftover bits of food will attract pest and insects and will give off a nasty stench when left unwashed for too long.

      If having to wash piles of dirty dishes has been a problem for you, what you can do is start cleaning up early. As you wait for your dish to finish cooking, start washing the knife and the cutting board and all the other crockeries used to prepare the meal. It is much easier to start cleaning up after a meal when there are just several dirty bowls or plates and cutleries to clean. Having a lot to wash; pots, pans, knife, cutting board etc., tends to daunt people in doing the chore.

      2. Folding Your Laundry

      Folding Your Laundry

      Folding clothes and stowing them away neatly is satisfying for some but for others, not so much. For those who hate folding clothes, their laundry may end up in a stack at the corner of their room, collecting dust and wrinkles. The clothes might also have a strange smell on them as they were left without being properly stored in a space that have a dehumidifier which combats mould and musty odours.

      If you hate folding laundry or cannot seem to fold neatly, hang them up instead. Remember to not over stuff your wardrobe as it will result in clothes with folds. A little tip: iron your clothes only when you are about to wear it! Ironing it and stowing it back to the wardrobe will give it the creases that you have tried so hard to remove.

      P.S. You are in luck if you are looking for a new ironing board, Leifheit is holding a 20% storewide discount until 13 June 2021

      3. Sweeping And Mopping The Floor

      Sweeping And Mopping The Floor

      Sweeping and mopping the floor should be done regularly. With dust, fallen hair, and dirt gathering daily, you will be taking the filth all around the house if you do not clean the floor. Try to make sweeping a morning routine and mopping a weekly routine. You can consider sweeping as a short morning workout before you start off your day.

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