The winter days are ending and spring is on the horizon. You can even feel spring in the air, if you use your imagination just a little. When the weather turns warmer, it’s time to turn your thoughts to some of those warm weather chores you have been putting off for the past few months. Cleaning the window tracks is one of them.
One of those little pleasures we have in life is opening our windows when the spring arrives. There is something quite liberating about opening them and feeling the breeze blow through out home. In fact, if you really stop to think about it, it is our first taste of that warmer weather and suddenly, the winter is nothing more than a distant memory. As you can imagine, however, the winter leaves behind more than memories.
After our windows are closed all year long, they are quite dirty. That isn’t only true of the glass, which probably needs a good shine, it is also true of the tracks as well. During the time they are closed in the colder months, they are slowly attacked by the elements. Before you know it, all of the dirt, dust and grime that had built up over the winter now causes a new problem. When you open the window, the dirt blows in.
Fortunately, this is not a problem that needs to take a lot of time to correct. In fact, there is a natural solution that can be done in only a matter of minutes and it will help to solve the problem easily.
What You’ll Need:
Spray bottle (optional)
1. Sprinkle Baking Soda Over the Mess:
Cover the worst parts with baking soda. Pay careful attention to the corners.
2. Prepare the solution then spray:
Mix water and vinegar at a 1:1 ration and put it in a spray bottle. Add a drop or two of dish soap and shake to mix. Spray it over the vinegar solution until saturated. Wait 5 minutes for it to work.
3. Scrub with a toothbrush:
Brush the area thoroughly with a toothbrush. Try to get everything out of the corners.
4. Soak it up with a paper towel:
Grab some paper towels and get up the mess. You may want to open the screen to get more of it.
5. Use a butter knife:
You might need to use a butter knife to get into the corners.
6. Wipe it with a rag:
Do a final wipe down with a rag. It only takes 10 minutes but they look great.
Check the results and smile.
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