Our home was built in 1890, and apparently no one has cleaned the window sills since construction wrapped. We moved in last Fall, and so I ignored the job until recently. Because our windows have been open lately, I decided I could no longer ignore the job. I decided to tackle all 34 windows with much gusto, last Friday.

I got to thinking that I wasn’t really sure how to effectively tackle the task at hand. I mean, I know how to do a Clorox Wipe drive-by, or a vacuum suction sneak attack, but I don’t know that I’ve ever really scrubbed window sills. I realize that might shock you.

It turns out the whole thing is easy, quick, and very satisfying. And thank the Lord I don’t have to do it for 123 more years.

Two things: Please don’t judge me for how dirty the following pictures are. And, please know that anything in a house this old is only going to look but so clean. I don’t care how hard you scrub.

you need: rubber gloves, an old toothbrush, a spray bottle with a little bleach and water inside, a large scrub brush, a microfiber cloth

you need: rubber gloves, an old toothbrush, a spray bottle with a little bleach and water inside, a large scrub brush, a microfiber cloth

generously spray the window sill and let it sit for a few minutes

generously spray the window sill and let it sit for a few minutes

scrub all of the tiny places {corners, cracks, edges, etc.} with the toothbrush

scrub all of the corners and edges with the toothbrush

if the liquid has dried, squirt the sill again. scrub the wider part of the sill with the large scrub brush

if the liquid has dried, squirt the sill again. scrub the wider part of the sill with the large scrub brush

wipe down everything with a microfiber cloth. use your gloved finger to get any leftover dirt out of corners.

wipe down everything with a microfiber cloth. use your gloved finger to get any leftover dirt out of corners.

 

 

 

serve snacks to your family out of your spanking clean window sills

serve snacks to your family and friends out of your sparkling, clean window sills

 

 

 

 

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