At my last attempt to clean the insides of our windows (a detested task)with a spray cleaner plus kitchen towel I ended up with throbbing knees and ankles, aching arms and wrists, sore spots on the back of my hands where I had hit the handles plus smears a-plenty when the sun shone. Most exasperating.
I decided to do some research, prompted by those tiresome ads on the telly of (as usual) the girl being better at doing a basic chore than the boy because she was using a certain cordless yellow window vac.
I am now the proud owner of a white version of said vac (which is lighter than their other light-weight model) and yesterday happily tackled the inside of the kitchen windows (14 separate panes in total, two of which are full-length French doors) and could not believe how easy it was on the arms and wrists. OK, so the ankles and knees were less than happy (there's no pleasing them anyway) but I breezed through it, spray in one hand with the diluted cleaner, vac in the other. The doors have a couple of smears but I am a novice operator.
Today I aim to do the sitting room, then I shall work my way through the rest of the house in due course. There is one slight hitch: I cannot undo the plug on the dirty water receptacle to drain it so may well hand over to 'im indoors for that bit.
There is some maintenance involved in washing the blades etc. after use but I am resolved to dust the windows on a regular basis to minimise the 'dirt'. I have a window chappie for the outsides but the insides often negated the impact of his work - no longer!
Keep your eyes peeled for special offers etc., there are many versions of this out there and, in my limited experience, they do make life substantially easier. DD
Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben