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Clean Your Window Tracks

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!

Time: 20 Minutes Cost: $2 Difficulty: Easy

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Even all the corners are nice and clean and they had had literal PILES of tough dirt.
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  • Missy Summey
    Missy Summey
    on Feb 19, 2017

    Going to try this on my sliding glass door track!!!!

  • Carole White
    Carole White Canada
    on Feb 19, 2017

    great idea; however, now I have no excuse to avoid this task :( LOL Thanks for sharing,

  • Mary Muirhead
    Mary Muirhead Chanhassen, MN
    on Feb 19, 2017

    Missy and Carole read my mind! Great idea.

  • Wendy
    Wendy United Kingdom
    on Feb 19, 2017

    I save wooden coffee stirrer sticks - great wrapped in a scrap of kitchen paper for getting into the nooks and crannies. Works well around oven control switches etc.

    • Margie
      Margie Preston, IA
      on Feb 20, 2017

      Hi Wendy, what a great tip! Thank you.

  • Lyn
    Lyn Lynn, MA
    on Feb 19, 2017

    Q-tips are also good for getting the corners etc. I use a squirt bottle with Dawn soap and water and squeeze it on. Most of the dirt runs off easily.

    • Glass1099
      on Aug 7, 2017

      Yes i love using Q-tips for places that are hard to get to. Also round toothpicks work at breaking up clumps of dirt or getting in really tight spots.

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