The Chore That Should Be Topping Your Winterization List

The Chore That Should Be Topping Your Winterization List

Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 19, 2010

For those who live in a part of the country where winterizing your home is a necessity, there's a long checklist of things to take care of.

Starting at the top is always the way to go, but do you know what chore should be listed as number one? It doesn't matter where you live; now is the time to tackle it…

Clean your windows! Although it can be easy to forget with all your other tasks at hand, it's a great thing to take care of on a seasonal basis. While we're sure Martha Stewart washes her windows on a monthly basis (or hires someone to do it), being an average homeowner, we're usually just doing good if we get the lawn mowed or the leaves raked.

Here's how to wash your windows like a professional and don't forget to do inside and out! To wash outside windows with ease, try using a garden hose attachment (before you drain it for winter) that's intended for fertilizing. Fill it with the mixture from the link above and just spray on and wash off.

Taking an afternoon to clean all the windows in your home will mean you can enjoy the upcoming seasons and winter activities through a clear pane of glass (until you breathe heavy on it and draw smiley faces, that is). It will be the last chance you have to remove the summer grime until Spring!

Related: How To Clean a Window with Newspaper

(Image: Flickr member koalazymonkey licensed for use by Creative Commons)

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