This post about cleaning my amazingly-scary windows is sponsored by Bounty DuraTowel.
There’s window washing, and there’s window de-mudding.
We have this certain room in our house. It’s a room, but not a room.
Basically, it’s an enclosed porch that doesn’t stay enclosed because we leave one of the windows open for the dog to hop in and out. It’s not air-conditioned, but it’s cooler than outside so she can lay on the cool concrete floor.
The windows in there don’t just get dirty, they get filthy.
And I might not clean them on a weekly (or even yearly) basis.
And I might pretend the room doesn’t exist for long periods of time. Especially periods of time when it’s too hot for my daughter to play out there anyway.
But alas, I needed to get our house presentable enough to be able to let people walk through the playroom (which has been mostly clutter-free and completely walk-through-able for almost two years now), and out to our backyard.
Which meant it was time to de-mud the windows.
I tried to take pictures of the dirty windows.
Pictures of windows are difficult to take.
There’s the whole should-I-change-out-of-my-pjs-since-my-reflection-shows-up-in-the-picture thing.
AND the whole I’m-pretty-sure-no-one-will-grasp-the-true-level-of-dirtiness-from-these-pictures-of-glass thing.
So I decided to show you a picture that fully shows the horrendousness of the windows.
I could give excuses, but I’ll refrain. The fact was, it needed to be cleaned.
And painted wood isn’t exactly the kindest thing to clean. I dusted it off first, and then got to scrubbing.
Eventually it looked like this:
Thankfully, I had the very sturdy, cloth-like Bounty DuraTowels to help me do this job. I don’t believe a lesser, flimsier paper towel would have been able to handle it.
With such a rough surface to clean, I was glad they held together and so I was able to use them as long as possible.
I’d use them until they looked like this:
I had to use . . . ummm . . . a few to clean all the windows (and window sills) of this full-of-windows room.
But when it was done, and the windows were sparkly and the room walk-through-able . . . I found myself wondering (once again) why I don’t do this more often.
This post is sponsored by Bounty DuraTowel. I serve as a paid spokesperson for them. However, I provide all dirty windows, dirtier windowsills, and Slob Vision completely on my own.