Simple cleaning ideas to remove the dirt from your windows each season.
According to the principles of Feng Shui, the windows represent the eyes of the home. It is important for the eyes of your home to be free from defects, and dirt. The windows should be sparkling clean to allow you to see the world clearly and for the world to see you clearly. Windows symbolize the vision you have of the world and the vision the world has of you.
The ideal windows open outward and are octagonal or arched shaped windows. Often, homes are filled with rectangular shaped windows. To soften the edges of the windows use drapery suited for the season.
Before You Clean Your Windows
Go to each window in your home and write about its physical characteristics.
- Is there mold?
- Are the windows difficult to open?
- Are they clean or dirty?
- Are the window frames filled with knick knacks?
It is important for you to take an inventory of your windows. Often our homes reflect our inner being. Windows that are difficult to open may symbolize your unwillingness to let people into your life. Clean your window at least 4 times a year, a simple reminder is to clean them at the start of each new season.
Window Cleaning Tips
Clean the windows with a natural cleanser.As you wipe the window, visualize the dirt as the blocked chi that you are removing to let the sun to bring vital and positive chi into the house.
- Remove the clutter from the windowsills and do a deep cleaning of the wood.
- Repair or replace any damaged windows.
- Window Cleaner Recipes
- Fill a spray bottle with club soda. Spray on the windows and wipe it off with a clean rag or paper towel.
- Fill a clean spray bottle with a 50:50 vinegar and water solution. Spray on the windows and wipe clean.
- Use a squeegee and water to clean the windows like the Professionals.
Mildew and Mold Remover for Windowsills
Combine a large cup of of baking soda with enough water to make a smooth thick paste. Apply the paste to the window ledge and let it sit for half an hour. Wipe off with a soft rag rubbinging in a circular motion. Once the paste is off, spray the ledge with a vinegar/water rinse. This will remove residue and disinfect the area as well.
Change the window treatments with the seasons. For the winter have darker and heavier material on the window to keep the cold out of your home. In the summer, change to lighter material with vibrant colors for the window treatments.
Roller shades and blinds are great to ensure privacy in the home. Use a roller shade that keeps neighbors from peering in but allows the sun to shine brightly in your home.
Open the drapes in the morning to allow the sun to penetrate in the home, to bring fresh and vital chi into the home.
Close the curtains in the evening to allow the home to rest as you rest. It is considered bad Feng Shui luck to keep the window treatments open in the evening.