Today's assignment was to clean all your windows, window sills, blinds and curtains! Lucky for me I only have 9 windows in our whole house =)
However I ended up spending 2.5 hours on the windows!
First we started by dusting the blinds.
Christian and Noah were pretty ambitious with helping for about 10 minutes or so.
I started this project before putting away the kids math lesson.....Joshua did not help out with the windows he just played around and made a mess with coins =)
We cleaned all the windows and got into the groves with a q-tip. Then I even went outside and with my step ladder to clean the top outside windows. ( The parts I could reach anyway)
Then I got a little over ambitious and just took all the windows off! and cleaned around all 4 sides of them!
I couldn't stand to have clean windows and really gross window frames.
So those got a washing too!
When we did our home inspection it was noted that only 3 out of the 9 windows stayed open! Since we made a cash offer on our home for 8% off the asking price the previous owners accepted the offer only on the condition that they would not fix anything. We got an estimate for new windows from Lowes for $2,200! I am glad we didn't get the new windows because we really needed that extra savings these last 6 months! When I was cleaning the windows I noticed there were 2 of these things inside the window frames with all the dirt. Then I found the spot where they go! Then of course I went and tried to fit them into the windows that would not stay up!
We had just been putting a book or two under the window...lol. That little piece fixed the window!
Now 6 out of 9 of our windows stay open! Praise the Lord. Can you just see the breeze coming in the window now? I am hopeful if I go to a couple hardware stores I can find some more of those pieces! Does anyone know what they are called because I can't seem to find them online anywhere???
We have really cheapy blinds in our room and some of them have broken off.
Then I came up with a plan....I borrowed some slabs from the bottom of the blinds.
Now they look much better =)
Now after all of that I don't think anyone could convince me to wash any of the curtains!