As clean window blinds make any room beautiful and cozy, dirty blinds can make a place feel filthy and uninviting. If you don’t want your home to feel grim due to dirty blinds, read more and learn how to leave your window blinds spotless like a pro!
How to clean blinds quick and easily
Most of the time, the majority of dirt you can find on your blinds will be dust. So, a good dusting is usually enough to return blinds to their spotless glory. If there’s too much dust, you can use a vacuum cleaner instead.
However, it’s crucial you know how to perform these tasks effectively. Here’s how:
- Shut your blinds, so their flat side faces you. This way, you’ll be able to dust a larger area quickly.
- Use a blow dryer on the cold setting to take out the dust from inside the rail head.
- Finish by dusting from top to bottom to avoid dust from resettling in the lower area.
Pro tip: If you find a stain on your blinds, simply wipe it off with a slightly damp cloth.
What can you do if your blinds are grimy?
Due to grease and humidity sticking to them, blinds in places like kitchens or bathrooms can get filthier than anywhere else. To make things worse, trying to dust them is useless, as dirt is firmly stuck to the grime—not to mention your duster could end up all sticky.
What can you do, then? It’s easy! Wipe the blinds with a clean cloth and a mixture of warm water, and a squirt of dish soap. Here’s how to remove the grime:
- Wrap your dampened rag around each slate and slide it from one end to the other until removing all the grime.
- Rinse the cloth every time it gets too dirty. Otherwise, you’ll eventually drag the grime along the slates.
- Once you’ve removed all the dirt, rinse any soap residue using a clean cloth dampened with clear water.
- Dry with another clean cloth once you finish with all the slates.
What if you have dirty wooden blinds?
You can clean grimy wooden blinds following the same general steps as any other type of blind. However, you need to consider these two things to avoid ruining the beauty of this material:
- Don’t use too much water. If your wooden blinds absorb too much water, they could warp or crack—there’s no fix for that. Wring the cloth until it’s slightly damp before wiping.
- Dry the blinds right away. Use a clean cloth to dry each slate right after wiping. This will help you avoid any moisture that could damage the wood.
Can you clean your blinds in a bathtub?
Only some types of blinds. Window treatments like Venetian blinds or long slates will not fit in your bathtub. Wooden blinds are also off the table since this cleaning method will only damage them—faux wood blinds are fine.
Another thing you need to consider is that this method is more involved than dusting or wiping. So you may want to carry it out only when the blinds are very dirty or when they’re easier to dismount than attempting to clean them any other way.
If you want to learn how to clean your blinds this way, do the following:
- Extend a towel on the bottom of the bathtub to avoid scratches.
- Fill the tub with warm water, add some dish soap, and mix until the water gets soapy.
- Soak your blinds in the cleaning solution for at least thirty minutes.
- Once the time is up, use a soft toothbrush to scrub the grime and a clean cloth to wipe the slates.
- Drain the water from the tub and rinse the blinds clean.
- Lay your blinds flat in the tub to air dry before hanging them again.
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