Window blinds are popular window coverings due to their convenience and appearance but cleaning them is definitely not convenient! Window blinds collect dust and debris quite easily, and they aren’t the easiest household item to clean. Well, not to worry as here I am with some easy tips and tricks to clean the blinds. Read on to know about it:
WASHING VERTICAL/HORIZONTAL BLINDS
- QUICK CLEAN – Grab a clean sock, slip it on your hand and dip it in a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar. Swipe the sock over the slats for a quick and easy clean.
2. Making tool: For this, you need a vertical blind cleaning tool. If not, you can make one. Take a pair of BBQ tongues. Cut a cellulose sponge to fit into the ends of the tongs and glue the pieces securely using waterproof glue. Clamp and allow the glue to set overnight.
How to clean: Fill one bucket with warm water and add a small amount of mild soap or detergent. Fill a second bucket with clean, cool water. This will be the rinse water. Dip the cleaning tool in the soapy water. Allow the sponges to become saturated. Starting at the top of your blinds, Place the blinds slat between the two sides of the cleaning tool and press it together. Slide it down to the bottom. Make sure you clean the sponges after this in rinse water. Follow this multiple times and for all the blinds. For horizontal blinds, follow same steps but start from the right side to the left while wiping with sponge.
DRY CLEANING VERTICAL/HORIZINTAL BLINDS
Things you need: Vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment, wool duster (NOT a plastic duster), a rubber dry sponge (NOT a cellulose wet sponge), All-purpose cleaner in a spray bottle and clean, soft cloths.
How to clean: Use the brush attachment on your vacuum to gently remove any loose dust and debris. Follow the vacuum cleaning with the wool duster. For fabric and vinyl blinds, use the rubber dry sponge to remove stubborn dust and residue the vacuum or duster has not removed. For spot cleaning soiled areas, spray ACV+Lemon juice or oil onto a clean, dry cloth and rub it on the spot. Follow with a dry cloth wipe.