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Easy Steps To Cleaning Your Blinds

Apr 16, 2008
Household chores can be very boring and time consuming and not many people look forward to them. Needless to say, cleaning your blinds happens to fall into that category and it is important to clean them or the little dust bunnies will accumulate.

There are tips and hints that can make cleaning your blinds much easier and more pleasant, so that you do not put it off any longer.

Your vacuum can be an immense help with this hated chore if you have a brush attachment for it, and this method will eliminate the problem of dust flying everywhere that happens with a duster.

Using socks to clean your blinds is not only creative but real quick too. Put one wet sock over your hand and a dry sock on your other hand. Alternate cleaning your blinds with wet then dry socks and in not time this chore will be done.

A small sized paintbrush is very effective for cleaning your blinds because it fits easily between the slats and the entire surface of the blind can be done in one swipe.

By letting your blinds soak in the sink, it removes the hassle of standing at your window cleaning each slat separately. You must remove them from their window attachment and place them in hot soapy water with a dash of vinegar. Leave them in the sink for about half hour to an hour then rinse them off thoroughly and lay them to dry before putting them back up. If you have wood or cloth blinds, this method of cleaning is not suggested. Soaking your blinds is only good for aluminums or vinyl.

As with everything else, you can buy attachments to fit your hand and fingers to help you clean your blinds. You may find that some attachments work better then others or that you may feel you have wasted your money on something that didn't work the way it was meant to. The best way to keep your blinds clean and looking great all the time is by cleaning them frequently so that the dust and dirt does not accumulate.

Wood blinds are cleaned with a soft cloth and using a spray similar to Pledge. This helps to stop the dust from accumulating while maintaining the wood at the same time. This process will keep the wood slats from drying out and cracking, at the same time, leave your slats shining and looking like new. A regular cleaning to all and any type of blind that you may have in your house is the ultimate way to keep them looking great for a longer period of time.
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