Blinds catch dust quickly, because they are placed over the windows. On top of that, they are not the easiest to clean. Light dusting of blinds may not make them look spanking clean, due to their tendency to attract dirt. A thorough cleaning your blinds can be a pain in the neck and time-consuming, if you don’t know how to do it in the simplest way without wasting a hell lot of time. The article comes up with some easy and inexpensive ways to clean your blinds. Read on to know how to clean your blinds in a hassle-free way.
Simple Ways Of Cleaning Blinds
You can wash the blinds once every two-three months or whenever they become sticky or look dirty. Take off all your blinds and wash all of them at the same time. Below given is a method, using which you can clean even multiple blinds easily.
- Begin by taking the blinds outside and look for a hard surface with a gentle slope. A patio is the best place to wash the blinds, but you can also wash them on grass if you can't find a patio.
- Cover the washing area with an old blanket or carpet, to avoid scratching the blinds. Now, extend the blinds completely, by un-wrapping the cords. Hold them straight up, so as to close the slats completely. You can lay the blinds on the cover now.
- Take a gallon of warm water and 1/2 cup of automatic dishwasher detergent and mix them well in a bucket. Now take a brush with soft bristles and dip it into the solution. Scrub the blinds with the brush till they are clean. Make sure you turn the blinds and clean the other side of the slats as well, with the soapy solution.
- After the blinds have been washed, hang them on a clothesline or on the outside ladder. Spray a water hose on the blinds to rinse and then, shake them to remove any excess water. Let the blinds dry completely before you bring them in. You can also use a soft cotton cloth or towel to pat them dry, if you are short of time.
Washing With Vinegar
- Wear an old sock or glove in your hand and dip the tips (fingers) into a container of vinegar.
- Run your fingers on the first slat, on both the sides, and remove the dust sticking on the slats.
- Repeat with all the other slats. Stop periodically, to dust off the dirt on the sock/glove. Keep applying more vinegar when you stop to take off the dust from sock/glove.
Cleaning Wooden Blinds
If you have wooden blinds, you obviously can't clean them with water. The best way to remove dust from wooden blinds is to vacuum and dust them. You can also use lemon oil to clean wooden blinds. Use a feather duster or damp cloth and dip it into a wood cleaner. Clean the blinds well, by opening them one way and then the other side.