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How To Quickly And Easily Clean Your Mini Blinds Properly

Aug 18, 2007
I don't know about you but nearly every place I ever rented before I bought my own home had mini blinds in it. Mini blinds are a great way to keep light out from the sun and also adjust how much light you allow into a room but they are big time dust collectors. If you don't have a plan for cleaning them they can really drive you up the wall trying to get them clean and removing all the dust they seem to catch. No matter what the naysayer's opinion is there is an easy way to do this.

First off you want to make sure that you have the blinds in the closed position, by that I mean the slats. In order to keep your blinds as clean and dust free as possible you should endeavor to clean them at least on a weekly basis with a duster made from lamb's wool if possible due to the natural dust attracting action of lamb's wool. This will not only keep your blinds clean but will also help prevent too much dust from building up.

If you are unable to procure a lamb's wool duster then a natural hair paintbrush such as those made of horsehair will suffice. In this situation you will want to be sure to put some sheets or large towels under the blinds you are cleaning so that any dust that falls will fall upon those sheets or towels. Once in awhile, maybe every three or four months you should take them off and wash them in a bathtub.

If you have blinds in an area near the kitchen that may have accumulated grease on them you should use a good all purpose cleaner to cut the grease. First off you should spray the blinds down really good and allow the formula to sit for several minutes. Next, take a soft clean cloth and wipe away the solution. If you have a lot of grease you may find it helpful to soak the cloth in hot water first. Turn the blinds over and repeat the process on the other side.

Another simple trick that some people use is to simply don a pair of old think cotton gloves and use them to clean the blinds. To accomplish this you would prepare a solution of one quart of water with a teaspoon of ammonia which you then dip your gloved fingers into and run them over the blinds to clean them.

Lastly, you can always use a vacuum cleaner that has a brush attachment to clean the blinds without having to remove them. Afterwards you can use the trick of rubbing the blinds with a dryer sheet which removes the static that attracts dust to blinds in the first place.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living with his beautiful wife and family in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about window blinds as well as mini blinds at http://www.windowblindsandshadesonline.com
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