A common ritual of spring cleaning is washing the windows. That should include both inside and outside. However, if you have high windows, like on a second story, reaching them can be a challenge. You have to lug out a tall enough ladder, and make sure you have someone to help hold it or risk falling. Well, apparently the folks at Windex have an answer for that. They've come out with Windex Outdoor. The concept is you simply attatch the bottle, via the built in nozzle attatchment cap, and connect it to your garden hose. Then, simply spray up to your windows, and it will use a gentle "sheeting action" to clean and rinse away the grime. They claim it will also work on patios and outdoor furniture.
Windex also says that it is safe for plants, and won't harm siding or plastic. They do recommend scrubbing with a sponge for stubborn dirt and waiting for a few seconds while it soaks, before rinsing. (Probably best to do this when it's not blazing sunny, to avoid streaks.) This is not recommended for automobiles. We haven't personally tried this yet, but the concept sounds really great. In theory, you wouldn't need to remove your screens, and just spray right through them. Windex Outdoors is available for about $10. Has anyone tried this product yet? Is it as easy as they claim? Let us know in the comments!