Cleaning Windowsills with ease

by Super User
in Blog
on 12 July 2016
Interior Window

Blog Highlights:

  • Windows often get a lot of attention when it comes to cleaning; windowsills on the other hand, often get none
  • You can use a few drops of vinegar or dishwashing liquid to remove dirt and grime on the windowsills
  • You can use cotton swabs to remove grime on hard-to-reach corners

Neglecting windowsills is a big no-no when it comes to cleaning your home thoroughly.

No matter how expensive and elegant your house is, dirt always seems to find its way inside. No matter how careful we are when it comes to taking care of our home, we have to accept the fact that it is going to get dirty no matter what we do. And while windows get a lot of care and attention, windowsills often get none.

Windows easily attract dust; it also easily attracts moisture, dead bugs, and other disgusting things. This is why cleaning windowsills can be quite a chore.

But with a little bit of elbow grease and a few household items, you can actually deal with this problem like a pro.

Let’s get it started!

Prepare your vacuum and its handy brush attachment.  Vacuum as much dirt as possible and try to get as much debris from the windowsill and track.

After vacuuming, it’s now time to get rid of the stubborn grime on the window corners and tracks. And depending on what household supplies you have, you can either use vinegar or dishwashing liquid. You can add a few drops of either into a spray bottle filled with water so you can get rid of the grime with ease. You can also sprinkle baking soda on the crevices or into the spray bottle mixture so you can easily dislodge dry, encrusted dirt.

For windowsills that are made from wood, you need to limit the use of water so you can avoid damaging it.

Getting rid of the dirt from the windowsill

Use a cloth to wipe away the dirt on the windowsill. You can use cotton swabs to remove dirt in tight corners. If your windowsills and tracks are too grimy, keep a bucket of water on hand so you can rinse out your cloth from time to time.

Now that your windowsills are clean, keep in mind that how often you need to clean it solely depends on how quickly dirt can accumulate on your windows. To avoid stubborn dirt and grime on your windowsills, you need to clean the tracks and windowsills at least once a year.

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