Thankfully, the internet has the answer (of course). And you’ll wish you had thought of it sooner.
A very popular YouTube video (above) shows us how to clean the window track using a sponge.
“In this video, I am going to share the steps you can follow to clean the window track,” the caption reads.
“Step 1: Grab a thick sponge/scourer and line it up to the window or sliding door tracks.
“Step 2: Using a stanley knife, slice where you've marked.
“Step 3: Wet the sponge with soapy water and line up the slits with the tracks.”
And you’re done!
“The dish sponge”: best window track cleaners
Backing up this hack, mums in the Mums Who Clean Facebook group say they’ve tried it, and it works wonders.
“The dish sponge,” says one mum. “Slice it according to your tracks. You could use a pencil to draw on the tracks and place your sponge over them. Once the sponge is stained with pencil marks, you slice it accordingly. Use it damp, fit it in, and it works like magic! Try it. Costs almost nothing.”
If you don’t have time to fiddle with a sponge, other mums suggested this Oates® TRACK BUSTER that gets into hard-to-reach crevices on windows, doors, and corners.
How often should you clean your window tracks?
To prevent the buildup of dirt and debris in your window tracks, you’ll need to add them to your cleaning schedule regularly. The easiest way to keep them clean is to do a quick sweep with the brush attachment of your vacuum and wipe with the sponge after.
Alternatively, some mums in the Facebook group Mums Who Clean say they like to grab a wet microfibre cloth and wrap it over a screwdriver to clean their window tracks.
How to stop mould from growing in your window track
Mould is everywhere, including your window tracks. What it needs to thrive is moisture. So when you are cleaning your windows, make sure you give them a good drying afterwards to prevent mould from growing.
If you already have mould growing in your window tracks, using a microfibre cloth and a simple mixture of dishwashing liquid and water is the best way to kill and remove it.
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