Thursday, June 17, 2010

Clean RV window screens without water

To thoroughly clean my RV window screens I remove them and wash them with soap and water. If they are merely dusty, a micro fiber towel will do a great job without using water.Simply wipe the dry towel across the surface of the screen and it will pick up the dust. I couldn't believe how easy it was to clean the screens the first time I tried it. From this, in only a matter of seconds.
You can pick up a 36 pack of these 16 x 16 inch towels for around $15.00 at COSTCO. Micro fiber towels are also available at auto parts stores, WalMart, Home Depot, Lowe's and many other outlets, but the best price I've found is at COSTCO. They are also great for washing and waxing, and general purpose cleanup. If you've discovered other uses for micro fiber towels please share it with us by leaving a comment.

Helping you micro manage your dust - Jim Twamley, Professor of RVing


Anonymous said...

Mr. Clean Erasre will clean all screens quickly--only make them damp. No running water. They also work great on Fan Tastic Vent Screens. DO NOT USE ON COUNTERS, TOPS, WOODWORK, etc. The product is slightly abrasive. Works well on awnings and tires.

Happy Trails!!!

ItsSkip said...

Microfiber cloths work miracles on Eye Glasses.

Anonymous said...

I used my micro fibre cloth for cleaning the carpet. I was thrilled when the cat hair, dust and even the hair of the dog who lived here before came up. I did have to get on my hands and knees. It was great exercise.

Anonymous said...

Do not use bleach when cleaning microfiber cloths. It destroys their ability to pick up dirt.

Anonymous said...

Also, don't dry them (or wash them) with a fabric softener!

OTRider said...

Great tips for us fulltimers! Now if you can help me figure out how to clean my "carpeted ceiling I'd be most gratefull. I'm gonna try the microfiber towel up there too!

Anonymous said...

To clean stains on "carpeted" ceilings use the following, but be sure to really protect anything under the stain:

Ceiling Fabric Cleaner

¼ cup clear bleach
½ cup club soda
½ cup water

Spray bottle
Soft bristle brush

Protect areas under and around area to clean. Using spray bottle thoroughly saturate stain. Use brush to scrub stain. Let dry. Repeat if necessary.

This came from an employee at an RV manufacturer.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jim! I hope you are enjoying the summer. I just wanted you to know that I have always enjoyed your posts - especially your video posts. Keep up the good ideas and supporting the RV lifestyle.

See you out there!

Fellow Army Veteran

kevinsmith said...

If they are merely dusty, a micro fiber towel will do a great job without using water.

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Sunduvan said...

Will try it soon. Nice tips.

Anonymous said...

We had some real bad water stains in the white carpeted ceiling of our slide out. We mixed up Oxyclean in a pump sprayer, put old towels on the bottom of the cupboard, then saturated the stains with the sprayer. I rubbed the ceiling with a dry towel to remove the last of the stains, then let it dry overnight, and the stains were gone except for a couple of very small remnants, which I dabbed with a cotton ball soaked in hydrogen peroxide to finish up. You would not know there was ever a stain there.

Gran'pa Santa said...

Looks like you got better advice than I was going to give. I was going to suggest cornering at high spead- then with the ceiling underfoot, it would be easier to clean.
I guess it is true that FREE advice is usually WORTH THE COST. (smile )

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