Are you looking for a quick and easy way to clean your blinds? Most people with allergies prefer blinds because they hold onto less dust than curtains, but that’s only true if they’re cleaned regularly. Vertical blinds can lose their shape if you don't take proper care when cleaning them, but these tips will make cleaning verticle blinds easy & effective!
How to clean your coverings depends on the type of treatment on your windows. Use this guide to take the guesswork out of how to clean any type of window covering. Window blinds collect dust and debris quite easily, and they aren't the easiest household item to clean. Sometimes a quick wipe with a sponge will do, but a few times a year it's best to take blinds down and wash them properly to keep them looking new.
HOW TO BEGIN
Dust blinds weekly from top to bottom with an electrostatic duster or microfiber cloth. Pay particular attention to the valance at the top which is where the majority of dust collects. Tilt the blinds in the opposite direction and repeat. Begin by fully lowering the blinds. Wood and faux-wood blinds can be completely closed, while the slats of vinyl and aluminum blinds, which often overlap, should be tilted downward but not completely closed.
VACUUM CLEARNER IS A GOOD OPTION
For regular dust and dirt, use a vacuum cleaner, compressed air sprayer, or hair dryer. For heavier dust, wipe each slat gently with a dry sponge. If there are stains on the fabric, you can try sponging on warm water or mild liquid soap. Handheld dustbusters are very useful for cleaning up small messes at home or the inside of your car. They also serve as a great tool for cleaning upholstery, furniture, and curtain blinds.
USE VINEGAR TO CLEAN BLINDS
Simply fill a small bowl with a mixture of one part vinegar and one part water, and then use a clean sock or microfiber cloth to dip in the bowl. Turn the blinds one way and wipe them while holding the bottom rail, then turn them the other way and clean the other side.
DAMP CLEANING PROCEDURE
Never try to wash fabric blinds because it might cause their dye to run. Instead, after spot testing for colorfastness, use a damp (not wet) microfiber cloth to wipe away heavier dirt. For greasy areas or tougher stains add a little detergent to the water, then follow by dabbing with a damp cloth using only plain water.