Real Estate Broker/Owner with FITZGERALD Real Estate 9500521



window washing

'Tis the season ....

Spring cleaning - YEAH!!


So where to begin?

I use the WW then F & F plan


Windows, Walls, Furniture then Floors

Starting with the windows, Making them shine, will give you the encouragement to keep going.... While you are washing them, why not clean the curtains!


Here is a few of my favorite glass cleaning solutions...

  • 2 cups water  or rubbing alcohol, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon dish cleaner (dawn is my fav)                                                                                                           

or  try a more organic solution.

  • 2 cups of water (distilled or filtered is best so it doesn't leave residue, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 10 drops essential oil of choice- lemon is my fav (it helps cut the vinegar smell)


What you need

  • Empty spray bottle
  • Squeegee, microfiber cloth or newspapers


Lets get started

1. mix ingredients in a spray bottle and shake gently to mix.

2. Fold a few sheets of newspaper together like a washcloth, or use a microfiber cloth.

3. Spray the glass then wipe.

4. When cleaning framed photos, spray the cloth rather than the glass.


Some tips...

• Use grease cutting dish liquid like Dawn 

•Rubbing alcohol cuts through grime best and is a good option with water or by itself.

• When cleaning windows, wipe left-to-right on the inside, and top-to-bottom on the outside. That way you can tell which side a smudge is on.

• It’s best to clean windows on an overcast, dry day. Cleaning on a sunny day is more prone to leave streaks.

WALLS next

Need to be VERY careful here. Depending on what type of paint finish you have you could damage the finish. Water is the safest.  A few drops of Liquid dish soap (Dawn) added to water is the most I recommend. For smudges and finger prints, try a magic eraser. Again, Be careful not to take the paint off.



  • water, or
  • 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup white vinegar or
  •  store bought leather cleaner

Cloth furniture - read the label to be sure not to damage the fabric.

  • Steam cleaning is a good option. If you use store bought cleaner, read the label - be careful of chemical solutions and if you have pets please be sure it is pet safe. or
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar, 3/4 cup warm water and 1/2 tablespoon of natural liquid soap, such as Castile soap, in a spray bottle.

Tables tops, wood shelves, woodwork

lemon oil. that was easy!


Vinyl & tile

¼ cup white vinegar, ¼ cup baking soda, 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap, 2 gallons hot water. add lemon oil for nice clean smell.


1 gallon of hot water, 3/4 cup of olive oil, 1/2 cup lemon juice

or use Murphy's Oil soap. Its always a good option.


SPRING CLEANING can be so uplifting. Open the windows, air the house out and enjoy!


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FITZGERALD Real Estate  

Corinne A Fitzgerald
116 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
413-320-9509  cell/text
413-376-4433 direct office line

 2015 President - Massachusetts Association REALTORS®
         2012 President – REALTOR® Association of the Pioneer Valley

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Comments (4)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Coreen loved this post and your system, so with that said when are you coming to visit us here in Los Angeles to demonstrate the WW & F & F system of cleaning?:)Endre

Apr 01, 2018 07:23 PM
Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS

Thank you for sharing this with us and Happy Easter!

Apr 01, 2018 07:38 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Very nice Corinne Fitzgerald. I do the W and F plan. If I don't get cleaning done on Wednesday then I put it off until Friday 

Apr 01, 2018 09:40 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Corrine. I cleaned and did four loads of wash yesterday. It is astart.

Apr 02, 2018 05:29 AM