Introduction: Hack for Cleaning Inside Sliding Window and Door Tracks

The Simplest Instructables are usually the best. Here is an effective easy way to clean inside any sliding window or door track. It requires minimal supplies and works extremely well.


  • Sponge
  • Soap & Water
  • Marker
  • Knife

Step 1: Marking the Sponge

Place a regular kitchen scrub sponge on the track of the window or door. Using a marker, put a mark on the sponge where each piece of track is. It doesn't matter how many tracks there are as long as the sponge is wider than the track.

Step 2: Cut the Sponge

As the title says use a knife and cut down the lines on the bottom of the sponge. Cut the full depth of the sponge, this may take several passes with the knife.

Step 3: Clean Away

Wet the sponge in warm soapy water and push it down the track. When the sponge gets to the end of the track there may be larger debris left just vacuum it out and push the sponge down the track again.

Step 4: Done

All done! Now your windows and doors will slide quietly and easily.

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