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#HappyLife: How to make sure all the sunlight is getting in your windows!

SPOKANE, Wash. - If you are looking to make your windows shine (inside and outside) like the top of the Chrysler building, KXLY 4 News has you covered.

Dave Kelly, owner of A&W Window Cleaning, is celebrating 30 years of business in the Spokane area.

On Good Morning Northwest, Kelly and reporter Caroline Flynn tested out some of the most common cleaning solutions for tackling the inside and outside of your windows.

While solutions like glass cleaner, equal parts vinegar and water, or water with a few drops of dish soap do the trick -- what you use to wipe off the cleaner is what is most important. Kelly and Flynn tried out newspapers, paper towels, a microfiber cloth and squeegee, and there was no comparison; a squeegee left no streaks and little mess.

When it comes to cleaning the inside of your windows, Kelly recommended buying a foaming glass wash, so there is a smaller chance for spills. If you choose to use what most professionals do -- the dish soap/water mix -- make sure you put down a towel to catch any extra liquid that drops.

The best time of day to rid your windows of dust, grime and dirt is in the early morning or late afternoon, when there is indirect sunlight. In direct sunlight, while you may be able to see more dirt, cleaning solutions tend to dry quicker and can leave pesky spots.

Kelly said to avoid using a hose as Spokane water tends to leave mineral deposits on glass.


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