2 Ingredients to clean your dirty window tracks .. .

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When it comes to cleaning the house, there are so many nooks and crannies to deal with it helps to know some cleaning tricks that use all inexpensive nontoxic cleaners. One cleaning job that often gets overlooked is that of cleaning the window tracks. It's one of those jobs that is tedious and can get pretty dirty. You will want to take a look at this natural cleaning idea that uses nontoxic cleaners that you probably already have in the house. It uses simple tools and natural ingredients that are safe to use around your family, and safe for the environment.

To start, you will sprinkle some baking soda over the worst parts of the window tracks making sure not to forget the corners. Then cover the baking soda with a bit of white vinegar. This will cause a bubbling reaction which is a good thing. You want to leave these eco-friendly cleaners to sit for about five to ten minutes so they can do their work. After a bit of time, you can come back and use a toothbrush work at getting the dirt and grime towards the center. Then u sing a paper towel you can soak up some of the dirt. You will also need a wet cleaning cloth to start cleaning the tracks if any dirt is left. Use a butter knife that is covered with the cleaning cloth if you need some help getting at the corners. Your window tracks should look like new when you are done.

Sodium bicarbonate also known as baking soda is a natural cleaning ingredient that can also be used for cooking. Baking soda can be made into a paste when it is combined with water and works as a nonabrasive nontoxic cleaner. You can use baking soda for everything from unclogging a drain, removing stains from laundry, and it can even be used as a deodoriser in the house. Baking soda makes such a good eco friendly cleaner because it is a mild alkali, and it reacts with acids without causing any damaging reactions. Because baking soda is so gentle, it can be used for a nontoxic cleaner for glass, steel, chrome, plastic and enamel. Baking soda is also great for removing tarnish from silver when mixed with some warm water, and if mixed with cold water baking soda works at removing surface rust from steel. Borax is another natural cleaning ingredient that can be used as a safe alternative to bleach, and can help deodorize, and inhibit the growth of mold and mildew.

Baking soda is just one of the nontoxic cleaners you can use. You might also consider using white vinegar as an effective non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaner. White vinegar has a wide variety of uses, from removing odors from rooms, cleaning windows, removing stains and spills from carpets, and so much more.

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