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Blinds and Its Benefits for Your Home

Jul 12, 2008
Curtains are now considered old fashioned because blinds have replaced the type of window coverings chosen in most homes. Blinds are convenient and easy to operate, they block the sun and heat from entering your home, which helps to keep a room cooler and they also protect your floors from being damaged by the sun.

They are not just window coverings anymore but are part of your furnishings that add to your decorating ideas. There are a variety of materials from which they are made, such as: aluminum, wood, cellulose, fabric and vinyl. With this type of versatility you can choose a type of blind to suit every room in your house. You can also express yourself by using different colors from light colors like white and pastels or with deep and vibrant colors that really stand out.

Blinds offer convenience in care and cleaning, requiring very little maintenance. Simply wiping the slats with a dry or damp cloth, making them easy to have and care for, can clean most blinds. If they are very dirty and stained, most types can be soaked in a solution of mild dish detergent and warm water in the sink for fifteen or twenty minutes to loosen and remove the grime. Then simply wash them off, pat them dry, and hang them back up.

A vacuum can also be used to remove any excess dust and debris on the slats. This can normally be done while the blinds are still hanging up, unless you have gone a substantial amount of time since they were cleaned last or you live in a very dusty area.

Cloth blinds appeal to many people because of their unique look and feel, but these blinds are normally harder to clean and care for. Only you can decide whether you want ease and convenience or more flair and style.

Even cloth blinds can be dusted and spot cleaned without removing them most of the time. A slightly damp cloth can be used to lightly rub any stains, and the brush attachment connected to your vacuum will remove any dust and debris that has settled on the slats. Just be certain to go in the direction of the fabric with the brush, so the fabric is not damaged.

It is no wonder how popular blinds have become especially with all of the benefits associated with them. Anybody can install them because they only require accurate measurements and a screwdriver.

These window accessories will last for years, sometimes longer depending on how often you clean them, and the price for them is very reasonable. Make sure you measure your window before buying blinds, though, or you may end up with blinds that do not fit correctly or look right.
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