When you live on the edge of the windswept Great Plains surrounded by wheat fields and home construction, dirty windows are a given.
Along with our dirty windows, we get heavy dirt building up in the window tracks, especially on the west side of our house. At times it’s so thick I think we could plant lettuce in there…obviously, I don’t clean often enough. This is real life and it’s dirty.
The best way I have found to clean these tracks is very simple and you probably have everything you need on hand.
This process works with DRY dirt, don’t try it when it’s wet and sticky.
You will need:
One old toothbrush
Vacuum with small nozzle
Window cleaning solution
Open your window to allow access to the track. Scrub the dirt with the toothbrush to loosen it, then suck it up with the vacuum nozzle. Scrub as much as you can and keep vacuuming until you can’t get any more dirt up.
Our windows have little square holes at the bottom to allow water to drain out. This is a good time to make sure those aren’t clogged up.
Now use a little window cleaner and rag to get the last bits of dirt. You may need a Q tip to get into small crevices, depending on how picky you are.
There you go! Shiny clean window tracks to go with your shiny clean windows (assuming you cleaned those too)!