Windows get dirty year round. For a large part of the country this makes it very difficult to clean them three months out of the year. The most frustrating thing about this is that winter is generally the time of year when windows can get the dirtiest. Melting snow dragging dirt and debris onto windows and the helpful yet annoying salt that seems to cover everything.

What makes cleaning windows in the winter so difficult is obviously sub-freezing temperatures. Water freezing before it can be squeegeed off is infuriating. Warm water is huge no-no because it can cause your glass to crack. So what can you do? We have a simple formula that will make cleaning your windows in freezing temperatures just as easy as cleaning them on a spring day.

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Many parents and babysitters have answered a phone call or simply looked away for a moment, to come back and find the most glorious artwork on the windows. Don’t throw your hands up in despair. The situation isn’t as hopeless as you may think. Let’s take a look at ways we can encourage a child’s creative side safely, while cleaning glass windows.

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A clean ship is a well-run ship. Passengers on ships are naturally drawn to the windows, especially cruise ships where guests are guided along scenic points. As well, passengers will be uneasy of what is on the ship if it is dirty, and this includes the ship’s windows. Ships need to clean all their windows to keep the salt from causing damage, maintain impressions, health and ease of viewing.

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Spring brings bugs of all shapes, sizes and types. Everyone wants to open their windows in the spring to let the fresh air in, but keep the bugs out. You need to check your screens before the insects start to become active. If your screens are loose, have holes or rips, insects can enter and make homes in your house without you even noticing.

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Bird watching is a fun activity for all ages. It is something that can be done whether you are in a house, apartment or even garage. All you need are windows and bird seed right? If you place food, water and shelter near well-prepared windows, birds will feel safe and you will encourage a variety to come.  Let’s see what else goes into bird watching and how big a role windows play in this entertaining activity.

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