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Clean Your Window Tracks

5 Materials
$2
20 Minutes
Easy

Spring cleaning is almost here and what a better way to start than with your window tracks? Window tracks just love to attract lots of dirt and tough to scrub grime, but there is an easy solution to get the job done quick and easy! With a couple of non-toxic household items you can clean your window tracks in no time!

clean your window tracks, cleaning tips

SUPPLIES:
-Old Toothbrush
-White Vinegar
-Old Rag
-Butter Knife (not shown above)
-Baking Soda
-Paper Towels (not shown above)

clean your window tracks, cleaning tips

STEP 1: Pour a nice layer of baking soda into the window track covering all dirty areas. Pour a little extra in the corners where the dirt has built up.

clean your window tracks, cleaning tips

STEP 2: Pour white vinegar over all the baking soda so that it starts to bubble and begins working it's magic. Allow the mixture to rest and do its thing for 5-10 minutes.

clean your window tracks, cleaning tips

STEP 3: Once it has been resting for a while grab an old toothbrush and scrub all the dirt loose.

clean your window tracks, cleaning tips

STEP 4: Wipe away all the dirt that you scrubbed up with a paper towel or two.

clean your window tracks, cleaning tips

STEP 5: It is a bit tough to get into the cracks and crevices with a toothbrush so grab a butter knife and wrap it in an old rag so that you can still somewhat feel the blade through the fabric.

clean your window tracks, cleaning tips

STEP 6: Dig the cloth covered blade into the cracks where dirt still remains and dig out the dirt from the grooves.

clean your window tracks, cleaning tips

STEP 7: Wipe away all the dug out dirt and that's it!

clean your window tracks, cleaning tips

Here is a before and after to show you how much of a difference it made. There was SO much dirt in there.

clean your window tracks, cleaning tips

Look how clean now! I need to hop to it and do this to all my windows!

clean your window tracks, cleaning tips

Even all the corners are nice and clean and they had had literal PILES of tough dirt.
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3 of 14 questions
  • Julie Green
    on Dec 10, 2017

    when u clean the window then open and close it wont the runners dirty up again and again from under the window ??

    • Tom Foley
      on Dec 11, 2017

      These slider windows can be removed while the window is open if you lift it up you will notice that you can pull the bottom out enough to clear the track and remove it.

  • Renne Champagne
    on Dec 15, 2017

    Why not just take the sliding window out and pop out the track? Clean, replace track and put window back in. Easy

    • Aiokersonalicea1
      on Jun 17, 2018

      Amen sister.

      Why create more work than what's needed.

      Second of all, has anybody noticed that she's on an upper floor. When you live in New York, there is a good chance that you are on a upper floor.

      When cleaning windows from the upper floor, who wants to disassemble it and take a chance of breaking it.

  • Fran
    on Dec 26, 2017

    we have lots of trouble in the fall with flies getting into the window wells. would this cleaner discourage them from settling in the window?

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  • Ken
    on Jan 24, 2018

    Barkeepers Friend Cleanser works like magic on getting the black stains out of vinyl window sills !

  • Aiokersonalicea1
    on Jun 17, 2018

    Thanks for sharing.

    I will be doing this with my sliding glass door too!

    Finally an easyway to clean track for the door.

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