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Holiday Decorating Starts with Clean Windows
Posted on Thursday, November 29th 2018

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As the holiday season is upon us, it’s time to break out the festive decorations and prepare your home for visits from family and friends. Hanging bright holiday lights and cheerful wreaths will draw the eye of passerby. But before hanging a single decoration, remember that a successful holiday display starts with clean windows. 

Make the Most of Your Decorations

The holidays come once a year, so it’s important to go the extra mile and ensure your decorations shine brightly. Like most things in life, a solid foundation is the key to success. Windows are the perfect place to start when decorating. For one thing, it will be quite difficult to clean your windows once your décor is up, so it’s best to clean them before you begin. Cleanliness is particularly important if you are planning on attaching decorations to your windows, inside or out. Dirt, grime and build up can negatively impact the adhesive used to hang decorations, causing your carefully-placed décor to slide down or even fall off the window.

Additionally, clean windows will make your wreaths, lights and holiday displays pop. The last thing you want is for your friends, family and neighbors to be distracted by smudge-filled, dirty windows. Clean windows can serve as a neutral backdrop for all your festive touches.

Let the Light In (or Out!)

Never underestimate the power of sunlight! Studies show that seasonal depression can be worsened by the reduced sunlight that comes with the winter months. It’s important to maximize any sunlight you can get, even if that is through windows. Clean windows let in more light and can boost your mood and productivity, so you’ll feel energized and festive as you decorate your home for the holidays.

But the importance of light and clean windows doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Around the holidays, many people place candles or lights on window sills. If windows are grimy, spotty or dusty, those marks will be spotlighted by your window display. Keep the focus on the décor and clean the windows before you decorate.

First Impressions Matter

Finally, as guests pull up to your party, the first thing they’ll see is the exterior of your lovely home. That first impression can set the tone for the whole party or gathering. You’ll want to make sure your lawn is trimmed, decorations are hung with care and your windows are sparkling clean. A tidy appearance will help your guests feel welcome, festive and ready to party.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations, call in the professionals. Fish Window Cleaning is the nation’s premier window cleaning franchise. For more than 40 years, FISH has been helping customers shine during the holiday season. With more than 275 locations across 44 states, Fish Window Cleaning is committed to making the holidays the best they can be. To find a Fish Window Cleaning location near you, visit