According to 2000 real estate agents surveyed by the real estate website HomeGain.com and published in the June, 2003 issue of Money Magazine (page 106), washing windows is the number one presale improvement that generates the best return on investment as measured by a higher selling price.
According to Realtor Magazine Online the fourth thing a seller must do before putting their home one the market is to clean the windows.
“Windows. Natural sunlight does wonders for the appearance of a home’ so remind sellers to give their windows a good cleaning…”
“Make sure they don’t forget to Clean Screens, too. It’s also important that any window coverings are free of dust and dirt…”
Principles of Feng Shui
Yes ,feng shui can help you attract more luck and success. Absolutely!
It is helpful to know that ancient feng shui masters defined three levels of luck – Heaven, Earth, and Mankind. While you cannot change your date and place of birth (Heaven Luck); you can definitely strongly improve your other two levels of luck.
Your Earth Luck is strengthened when you live in a place with, strong and vibrant Chi, in other words when you consciously choose the location and the state of your home to bring you the best quality feng shui energy.
Your Mankind Luck is the one you create by work, strong focus and smart decisions. And, of course, by understanding and applying smart feng shui in your daily life.
Simple cleaning ideas to remove the dirt from your windows each season
According to the principles of Feng Shui, the windows represent the eyes of the home. It is important for the eyes of your home to be free from defects, and dirt. The windows should be sparkling clean to allow you to see the world with clarity and for the world to see you with clarity. Windows symbolize the vision you have of the world and the vision the world has of you.
The ideal windows open outward and are octagonal or arched shaped windows. Often, homes are filled with rectangular-shaped windows. To soften the edges of the windows use drapery suited for the season.
Before You Clean Your Windows
Go to each window in your home and write about its physical characteristics.
Is there mold?
Are the windows difficult to open?
Are they clean or dirty?
Are the window frames filled with knick knacks?
It is important for you to take an inventory of your windows. Often our homes reflect our inner being. Windows that are difficult to open may symbolize your unwillingness to let people into your life. Clean your window at least 4 times a year, a simple reminder is to clean them at the start of each new season.
Window Cleaning Tips
Clean the windows with a natural cleaner. As you clean the window, visualize the dirt as the stagnant or blocked chi that you are removing to allow the sun to bring vital and positive chi into the home.
Remove the clutter from the windowsills and do a deep cleaning of the wood.
Repair or replace any damaged windows.
Window Cleaner Recipes
Fill a clean spray bottle with club soda. Spray on those windows and wipe clean with a rag or paper towel.
Fill a clean spray bottle with a 50:50 vinegar and water solution. Spray on the windows and wipe clean with a rag or paper towel.
Use a squeegee and water to clean the windows like the Professionals.
Mildew and Mold Remover for Windowsills
Combine 2 cups of baking soda with enough water to make a smooth thick paste. Apply the paste to the window ledge and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Rinse off with a soft rag moving in a circular motion. Once the paste is off, spray the ledge with a 50/50-vinegar/water rinse. The rinse will remove any residue and disinfect the area as well.
Change the window treatments with the seasons. For the winter have darker and heavier material on the window to keep the cold out of your home. In the summer, change to lighter material with vibrant colors for the window treatments.
Roller shades and blinds are great to ensure privacy in the home. Use a roller shade that keeps neighbors from peering in but allows the sun to shine brightly in your home.
Open the drapes in the morning to allow the sun to penetrate in the home, to bring fresh and vital chi into the home.
Close the drapes in the evening to allow the home to rest as you rest. It is considered bad Feng Shui luck to keep the window treatments open in the evening.