Spring is here!! Here in Pittsburgh it seems like winter lasts forever and the clear sunny days are few and far between. When we do finally have some sunny days the windows really show the dirt. Ugh! So this spring I’ve been seeing posts on social media about using vinegar and baking soda to deep clean the window slides and frames. So, I thought I would give it a try!
Please no judging my dirty windows!! The windows in our house are old and for whatever reason dust and dirt tend to land in the frame. Then during the winter months the windows sweat and cause yucky, dirty frames!
This is before cleaning. I know, eww right!!
First I used a vacuum to suck out all the loose dirt. Then, I sprinkled about a teaspoon of baking soda in the frame and followed by pouring a few tablespoons of vinegar into the frame. The result . . . lots of bubbles!
I let it sit for about 5 minutes then I used paper towels to wipe out all the gunk! There you have it a clean as can be window frame!!
So after I cleaned the one side of the window using the method that has been trending online I used my method to clean the other side. Typically, I start out by vacuuming the frame. Then, I dilute 4 parts water to 1 part bleach. I pour that into the frame and let set for a few minutes. The result . . . a clean frame just as with the vinegar and baking soda method. Both methods were effective at cleaning the dirt and grime from the window frames.
It’s your preference. If you prefer to use the vinegar and baking soda method because it doesn’t use harsh chemicals you should now that for if you are trying to disinfect you will need to leave the solution on for at least 1 hour and it will only kill 85% of the mold and bacteria. When using bleach be sure to be careful as it is a chemical. Remember, never mix bleach with any other household cleaners!!