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Spring Cleaning: Cleaning Window Tracks

This post is sponsored by Kimberly-Clark and The Motherhood, thanks for supporting the brands who support Handmade in the Heartland
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Of course the day after I switch out my closet from fall/winter to spring/summer clothes its cold again. Today it's cold again here in KC however, it has been beautiful and warm for several weeks already! I guess that groundhog guesses it right some years. ha! I've totally been in the mood to spring clean my house. I've already switched out all the kids clothes, my clothes, and cleaned out all our toys.  The back of my van is full of stuff to take to the thrift store.  I love to organize but I hate to clean.  Like loathe it.  I love the results but I procrastinate deep cleaning like no other.  Anyone else with me?! Well here's something to get you excited-- Viva® Vantage® paper towels. Have you used them? They are so durable that you can scrub with them.  Read on to see how I clean my window tracks with them.

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Viva® Vantage® has a scrubby texture, like a terrycloth and is really great for getting dirty areas in your house clean.  There are some areas where I prefer to use a disposable cleaning cloth and my window tracks are a perfect example.  Every spring I am amazed how disgusting they get, how does all that dirt get through the screen?! Its one of those areas that gets so dirty that I really just want to scrub it and throw away whatever it was that I was cleaning with.  These paper towels totally stood up to the job and didn't break or disintegrate while scrubbing, even when I sprayed a ton of cleaner!
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I kind of feel like I'm showing you my underwear with these photos of my dirty window tracks! AH! Tell me yours get this dirty too and its not just me! 

The entire line of Kimberly-Clark products  including Viva®, Scott®, Cottonelle® along with everything you need to get your house clean this spring can be found at Walmart

How to Clean Your Window Tracks

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1. So the first thing I do to clean these gross things is to try and remove some of the dirt with a vacuum. whoever invented the vacuume hose attachment deserves a metal. 
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2. Next I spray the heck out of it with whatever all-purpose cleaner I have on hand.  
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3. Scrub that baby down. I was impressed how much I cleaned with just 1 full size paper towel. Folding it over to use the clean side after the first side was dirty and it totally held up to the task at hand. You can see in the photo below these towels have ridges that help pick up dirt and grime.  
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4. After the first paper towel was sufficiently disgusting I was pretty much done besides the corners. You can see the in progress photo below. Those darn corners are so hard to get clean! I then use an old toothbrush to get into those corners and loosen the dirt. 
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5. One last paper towel with a little more all-purpose cleaner was all it took to finish the job.  It's kind of amazing that I dread something so much that takes maybe 5 minutes to complete. Having the right cleaning tools makes a big difference. 
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Dirty window tracks no more! Whats your most dreaded cleaning task? Or do you enjoy getting your house spick and span? I have several friends who really enjoy cleaning- and I wish I did!! I'll keep going because I love a clean house, but if you have any tips on how to make cleaning more fun please let me know!
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Here is what its all about, am I right? Look at that before and after! Cheers to spring cleaning!
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Do you have some spring cleaning tips for me? Share them with me in the comments or tag me on Instagram (@handmadeintheheartland) or facebook

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