There is nothing more annoying then having dirty windows that are difficult to see through, especially on sunny days. When you open your windows, you also want to let in the fresh air, and if your window screens are dusty and dirty, it's not quite the same. But window cleaning the window screens can be a bit of a big project to do, so you want to do it properly. To start, you will want to remove all of the window screens; it's best to do a couple at a time, so you don't get the screens mixed up. The good news is that you probably have all the cleaning products you need for window cleaning right in your home. You'll want to remove the screens and lay the flat on the ground, on top of a soft surface such as a towel or a blanket. Then attach a soft-bristol brush to your vacuum nozzle, and vacuum your entire screen. Then you will want to fill your tub with a few inches of water., and add in a couple of drops of dawn soap to create a soapy wash. For the full instructions, you will want to take a look at the Hometalk site. Most people have used Dawn soap at some point for washing dishes, flatware, pots and pans, and crystal. But did you know that dawn soap can be used for more than washing dishes and window cleaning? The following are just some of the house cleaning tips that you can use Dawn soap for.
1. Dawn soap can be used for saving wildlife. The reason that Dawn soap is the wildlife cleaner of choice after oil spills are that the soap effectively removes grease but doesn't cause harm to the skin of the birds. Dawn soap is also biodegradable and contains no phosphates.
2. Dawn soap can be used for greasy hair mishaps. Kids can get the silliest things in their hair, with things like gum, silly putty, baby oil and more. Dawn soap is mild enough to use on kids hair and strong enough to remove the most stubborn of grease, just think how well it works on dirty dishes.
3. Use Dawn soap as a sidewalk de-icer. For icy steps and sidewalks in the freezing temperatures, mix one teaspoon of Dawn soap, with one tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and half a gallon of hot/warm water and pour over your walkways. The walkways won’t refreeze. And you don't have to go out and buy more salt that will eat away at the concrete in your sidewalks.
4. Driveway cleaner. If you have gasoline or some motor oil stains on your driveway, first sprinkle on a bit of kitty litter onto the spot to absorb any excess oil. Then use a scrub brush and a solution of dawn soap and some warm water to remove any excess motor oil from the pavement.
5. Use Dawn soap as a house cleaning tip to pre-treat oil stains on clothes. For oil-based stains like grease, butter, motor oil, cooking oil, and some pen inks, apply some Dawn soap directly onto the stain and scrub with a small brush or a toothbrush until the oil stain is removed, and then launder as usual.
6. Ice pack. Partially fill a strong ziplock sandwich bag with some Dawn soap, close the bag and freeze. The liquid soap in the ziplock bag stays cold much longer, and it can be re-frozen several times. The ice pack will conform to the place you need an ice pack. You will find this DIY idea for cleaning your window screens on the Hometalk site. On the site, you will find other house cleaning tips, window cleaning ideas, DIY ideas, gardening, makeovers, home decor and more. **
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