Why are blinds so dirty? For several reasons including static and the fact that they have a lot of surface area. However, for the most part, cleaning them is easy and not time consuming if you know what to do. We gathered the best cleaning tips for getting clean blinds.
First vacuum all the dust off the blinds from side to side. Dampen a cloth or paper towel with a furniture polish and clean the slats individually.
Aluminum or Vinyl Blinds
These types of blinds can be time consuming, but here’s a trick: use your bathtub to get the job done quickly and thoroughly. Fill your tub with warm soapy water and remove the blinds from the window. Place the blinds in the bath and use a soft cloth or sponge to clean both sides of the slats. After bathing the blinds, empty the water from the tub. Rinse the blinds to remove any soap or leftover dirt. Grab a couple towels and wipe the blinds dry. Replace them in the window and enjoy your clean blinds.
Vertical blinds only require a good vacuuming a couple times a year. Fully close the blinds and make sure they are not bunched up anywhere. Vacuum each slat one by one using a side-to-side motion. If you vacuum them up and down there is a chance they can come unhooked.
Who wants to clean slat by slat? It’s so time consuming! So clean 2 slats at a time using tongs. Wrap a microfiber cloth around each end of the tongs and secure with rubber bands. Clean the slats as you usually would by placing each end of the tongs on a different slat and cleaning in a side-to-side motion.
Prevent Dust from Coming Back
Dust is attracted to static and your blinds are full of static. Wipe down the blinds with a fabric softener sheet to repel dust. This will keep static from your blinds, which in turn will keep dust from coming back.
Clean Blinds in No Time
Knowing how to quickly clean blinds saves a lot of time. Use these tricks to breeze through your cleaning, get rid of dust, and improve the quality of air in your home. You can also call the cleaning experts to come and do this chore for you.