Clean Your Window Tracks

5 Materials
20 Minutes
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!

-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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  • Allegra Allegra on Mar 28, 2021

    Will this work on wood windows? The windows are painted, of course, but they're OLD.

  • Jennifer Jennifer on Mar 28, 2021

    Can apple cider vinegar be used instead of the white?

  • Betty Parish Betty Parish on Mar 29, 2021

    Why did you show a window with grooves to clean? Then it went to a smooth window sill that was clean? I know that groove are hard to clean but the other window was easy to just wipe. ??????? It was amazing how the window sill went from grooves to flat sills. That is an amazing trick. From grooved to flat sills. I will do my sills. I like smooth sills better than the grooved ones..


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  • Susan bowren Susan bowren on Apr 04, 2021

    Yes will try this.

  • Kathleen Kathleen on Apr 10, 2021

    Recycle a spray bottle turn nozzle to strongest stream .. really works great in corners and in those rails .. be careful of any residual dripping of dirty water or cleaning solution that may drip on outside and start to run down your siding ..

    best 👍