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One thing I love about warmer weather is finally being able to open the windows and enjoy the fresh air. Recently we started opening up our windows and I noticed something that I hate… gunk. You know what I mean: the built up dirt and dead bugs that accumulate in the window and sliding glass door tracks. Disgusting! With the gunk in mind and Fabuloso® multi-purpose cleaner in hand, I am adding this cleaning project to our list of things to do to ready our home for summer. With Fabuloso®, we will be able to do all of our cleaning projects and enjoy the lavender scent with the fresh summer breeze.
How to clean window tracks like a pro
You will need the following cleaning tools to get started:
- An old toothbrush
- An old towel or paper towels
- A good multi-purpose cleaner like Fabuloso® (I found it in the all-purpose cleaners section at Walmart – see photo below. Look for their special display this week at the end of the aisle!)
- A vacuum cleaner with a thin cleaning attachment (Buy one like mine on Amazon or Walmart)
- A bucket or small container
- (optional) spray bottle
- (optional) cotton-swabs
Step 1: Vacuum
Vacuum up any loose dirt and bugs using the thin vacuum cleaner attachment. You may also use a hand-held vacuum.
Step 2: Loosen dirt
Use an old toothbrush to loosen more dirt. You can use cotton swabs to get in any places that the toothbrush won’t reach.
Step 3: Vacuum
Vacuum up dirt that was loosened by the toothbrush.
Step 4: Pour in Fabuloso®
Depending on how stuck on the remaining dirt seems to be, you can either pour a small amount of Fabuloso® straight out of the bottle or mix with some warm water first. I prefer to just pour it in the tracks, but you could also add it to a spray bottle and spray it in the tracks.
Step 5: Remove dirt
Use the toothbrush to remove remaining dirt.
Step 6: Rinse
Rinse away the dirt by pouring warm water over the tracks.
Step 7: Dry
Use an old towel or paper towels to dry the tracks and remove any gunk stragglers. You are done!
The whole cleaning process took me about 5 minutes. It took me longer to get out the supplies! My kitchen smells of lavender every time the breeze comes in the window. I think upstairs I will try the Limited Edition Spring Bloom scented Fabuloso®!
Are your window or sliding glass door tracks as dirty as mine? Have any cleaning tips to add?