I was in the front garden earlier in the week replanting the flower bed when the neighbour's window cleaner was working. There was little water used and a lot of squeaking sounds but it looked OK. Obvious reaction was to look at ours and make a note to do inside and out this week - which I have duly done taking about 2 hours in all including the conservatory.
I was then reflecting that I cannot remember paying someone to clean our windows. I was brought up to consider that window cleaning was a normal, get on with it, do it yourself task. In fact, to earn my pocket money I remember it was one of my Saturday morning tasks from the age of 10 till I left home.
Why would I want to spend £200 a year plus for window cleaning while I have two hands and simple supplies like a sponge, cotton rags and hot water to hand?
Is it frugality or just plan meanness?
My lupins have been staked and tied up and recovered from last weeks winds. Just look at all the buds and flowers!