Zapping Window Sill Dirt

Zapping Window Sill Dirt

Window Sill Dirt Remover

– Hacked by Monique C. –

Here's what you need:

  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Toothbrush
  • Paper Towels
  • Hot Water

It’s well into autumn now and with the next big holidays approaching; a need to get neglected areas cleaned and ready for the eagle eyes of my mother, has churned within me.

The other day Antonio pulled the air conditioner out of the window, signaling the official end of our hope for more warm days {even though the heat kicked on a couple of weeks ago, we still hung on to the possibility of a wayward 80 degree day} and I noticed all the grime sitting underneath it after months of not being seen – the other windows in the house were just as bad. Unacceptable, this needed to be fixed.

Step One: Sprinkle baking soda on the tracks, anywhere there’s a good amount of encrusted dirt, but especially in the corners; it will be hard to reach that stuff with the toothbrush and the baking soda/vinegar mix will help flush it out.

Step Two: Spray down with vinegar, let the concoction bubble away, soak and break up some of the elements.

Step Three: Use a toothbrush to scrub the bits of gross.

Step Four: Rinse down with hot water. Get any additional dirt with the toothbrush or paper towels. Dry if you’d like. Repeat as necessary!

This was simple and FAST! I got all the windows done in the house in no time. My five year old son loved helping me spray the baking soda with vinegar. Since I knew it was safe and everything was going out the window anyway; letting him help was easy and anxiety-free. With this trick, we might even remember to clean these again in the springtime! 😛


Monique is a crunchy matriarch of a wildly blended family, photography hobbyist and mediocre blogger. Enjoy her hilarious tweets by following @starsalignedus