Easy and Fast - Get those window and sliding door tracks sparkly clean with as little work as possible!

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Cleaning your window or sliding door tracks can be fairly tricky. These little spaces usually go unnoticed a lot of the time too until you open up your windows or screen door in the summertime. They're hard to get clean with just a typical dusting rag too, and they do require a bit more time to get clean. All of the dust and dirt that comes in through your windows gets trapped in these little crevices along with dead bugs which is pretty gross. The good news is, there is a way to get these door and window tracks nice and clean again which will, in turn, make your entire home feel a bit cleaner too. The best part is, you can do this all with natural cleaners too. So no need for chemical cleaning supplies that bring toxins into your home. If you haven't switched over to natural cleaners in your home, maybe this is the year to do it. Chemical cleaners are filled with toxins that can cause health issues in humans and animals. They're also very bad for the environment. So why use them when there are so many great natural choices out there?

The best way to start out with natural cleaners is by getting yourself a big bottle of white distilled vinegar and a big box of baking soda. There are other natural cleaners you can use too like hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol which you might already use for cleaning wounds so you may already have them in your home. So for this cleaning tip from Cooktop Cove, you'll need some baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. You'll also need some paper towel and cotton swabs. You can also use vinegar if you don't have hydrogen peroxide at home and don't feel like getting any. That's what's great about natural cleaners, they are also quite versatile and can be used in a number of ways or substituted for other natural cleaners. To get started, vacuum out your sliding door or window tracks to get some of the loose dirt out. You can even use the narrow attachment on your vacuum or make one out of an old paper towel tube or a toilet paper tube. Then, put some hydrogen peroxide or vinegar into a cup and soak a cotton swab in it and start to clean the crevices in the window with it. You can even use an old toothbrush if you have one around. Then, use a paper towel to wipe up any of the dirty liquid.

You can also sprinkle some baking soda in your window or door tracks and then pour some vinegar or hydrogen peroxide on it. Or, you could pour the liquid into a spray bottle and spray it on for more deliberate placement of the vinegar or peroxide. Allow the cleaners to fizz up as they will when they combine and then take your old toothbrush and scrub the area really well. You might even want to continue spraying and wiping the area with a new paper towel until it's completely clean. To keep your window and door tracks clean, you can clean them once every few months or every season change so that the dirt doesn't build up in them. While you're at it, you can also clean your windows too if you want to. You can also use natural cleaners for this instead of chemical window cleaners. Just mix half white vinegar with half water in a spray bottle and shake up to combine. Then spray all over your windows and wash them right away with a clean, dry cloth. Try out these cleaning tips and others from Cooktop Cove.***

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