If you love time-saving gadgets or hate the arm-aching polishing involved with getting a streak-free glass, a window vacuum is definitely up your street.
We love window vacuums, they’re portable, light and let’s face it, fun to use. They’re also a lot more versatile than most people think! Here are 10 places around your home you may not have thought to use yours.
Condensation on Windows
If you find yourself applying wads of kitchen towel to your steamed up windows on a regular basis in winter, using a window vacuum to suck up the condensation instead could change your life… or at the very least save you a bunch of time in your daily routine.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the grubbiest of them all? Steamed up bathroom cabinets or greasy wardrobe mirrors demand polishing, polishing and more polishing to be cleaned with no smears. Or you could just use a window vac. Hey good lookin’, your reflection never looked so sharp!
Kitchen Counter Spills
Are you a tad over-enthusiastic when it comes to the washing up? We’re talking minor floods over your draining board and kitchen counters. Or maybe you’re a bit of a butterfingers when it comes to kitchen counter spills? Not to worry, a window vac will slurp up those kitchen counter-top puddles.
If you’re packing for a camping trip don’t forget the window vac! You can use it to suck condensation from the inside of your tent to (hopefully) keep you dry throughout your foray into the great outdoors.
Ovens, fridges, dishwashers or any appliance with a glass or flat surface are simple to clean with a window vac. Ideal if you have little ones with inquisitive grubby fingers.
Leave your shower dry and streak-free after you’re done, just run the window vacuum over the glass to avoid unsightly watermarks. The same goes for bathroom tiles too.
One for car lovers, using a window vac will give you a sparkling finish when cleaning both windows and bodywork; just make sure the blade is clean to avoid any scratches.
People in glass houses shouldn’t clean them by hand! Once you’ve scrubbed down your greenhouse, your aching arms will no doubt be glad of a shortcut when it comes to drying it. Your plants will love the window vac as much as you do; a greenhouse with a sparkling clean finish will bathe them in sunlight.
There’s no use crying over spilled milk. Especially if you have a tiled or laminate floor and can suck up the puddle easily with your window vacuum. The vac could even come in handy to catch water leaks if you’re fixing up your dishwasher or washing machine or defrosting your fridge freezer.
Even polished stone or glass garden tables that are damp with dew or dirty can be cleaned and dried with the window vacuum. After all, there’s no use shining up your greenhouse if you don’t have a sparkling clean garden table to match!
How to Use a Window Vacuum
There are just three steps to get the perfect streak-free finish:
- Prepare your window cleaning solution or some warm soapy water.
- Clean your surface however you prefer: sponge, spray bottle, it’s up to you!
- Whilst the surface is still wet sweep the window vacuum smoothly and steadily over it and voilà! A streak-free finish.
Don’t be fooled by the name, a window vacuum can be used to clean far more than just windows! If yours is flagging you don’t want to be without this super useful appliance for long, fix it up with a replacement part instead.
What’s the most unusual task you’ve used your window vacuum for? Let us know in the comments!