Do you need to clean your blinds but keep putting the task off? Learn how to clean blinds quickly and easily with these easy tips.
How to clean blinds
Do you have blinds in your windows? We used to have them all throughout our house and I loved the look of them, but I hated cleaning them!
I never could find a good way to really clean them well. If you struggle with what I used to struggle with, you are going to love this post on how to clean blinds.
I have a handful of helpful tips that will aid you in keeping those blinds looking clean and new. Once you try some of these tips, you will no longer dread this task.
Let’s get started learning how to clean blinds easily!
Are you curious how to clean blinds? Find the top house cleaning tips and tricks for blinds here:
1. How to clean wood blinds:
Now this is a method I never actually tried myself, but if you have aluminum blinds, plastic or faux wood blinds, this may be the best option for you. The Thrifty Couple suggests you can soak them completely in the tub.
Fill your tub with several inches of plain water and fully immerse your blinds in the water. I have heard of some people adding just a drop of two of Dawn to the water, but you can try without soap, too.
You can use a soft cloth to rub down both sides of your vertical blinds. Drain the water and refill the tub with clean water to rinse the dirt (and possibly soap) off of the blinds.
Let them air dry outside and then rehang. Once you learn how to clean blinds in bathtub, it so easy!
If they are really soiled and dirty, you may want to learn how to clean blinds in bathtub bleach. The bleach may be what you need to remove tough stains and really deep clean them.
How to clean mini blinds:
2. Spray them down.
If you are not too keen on fully immersing your blinds, you can try spraying them down. French Knots has a tutorial for hanging your blinds outside.
You’ll basically just want to spray them with your favorite cleaner and then hose them off. Make sure you get both sides of the blinds.
Once clean dry them by hanging until completely dry.
Best way to clean blinds without taking them down:
Try some of these ideas if you would rather not take your blinds down.
3. Be a puppet master and start cleaning blinds with vinegar.
Slip your hand into an old clean sock and dip it into your water/vinegar mixture. Simply rub your hand all along each slat of your blinds.
Every few slats, re-dip your socked hand into the cleaning mixture. I have also heard it is helpful to have a second dry sock on your other hand to dry the cleaned slats as you go.
4. Make your own cleaning wand and learn how to clean vinyl blinds
If none of these ideas of how to clean blinds appeal to you yet, you might like this one! All you need is a spatula, a lint free dusting cloth like microfiber cloths and a rubber band.
See the simple directions at Mom4Real. Simply rub between each of your slats with your handy dandy cleaning tool.
You may even try spraying your cloth with dusting spray to help prevent dust build up in the future on the mini blind.
5. Double duty cleaning wand.
If you don’t have a spatula to spare, or you want to be able to scrub those blinds a little more, try this technique suggested by Bubbly Nature Creations.
You’ll need a pair of tongs, 4 rubber bands and a lint free cloth. Cut your cloth in half and rubber band half of the cloth to one tong and the other piece of cloth to the other tong.
Spray your new cleaning tool with your favorite cleaner and clean those blinds by hand and dip with more solution when needec. You’ll be done in a fraction of the time because you are cleaning both sides of each slat all at once.
Do you have any how to clean blinds hack ideas?
I know everyone has their favorite trick so I’d love to hear what yours is. Get started today and have your window blinds so clean.
I like to start at the top and working to remove dust as I go. You might also want to clean your windows at the same time and just get it all done!
Starting at the top and remove each window treatment as well. Everything will be clean dry and ready to go.
Another tip is to learn how to clean blinds with vacuum!
If you have a vacuum with a dusting brush attachment, they can be used to clean the blinds. Fabric blinds seem to do well with this method.
You are going to love how helpful these hacks are for cleaning blinds. Regardless of what type you have, try some of these ideas that are sure to work.
The blinds can be cleaned in half the time and look great. Spring cleaning does not have to be hard with great tips like these to make life easier.
Get started today and stop putting it off. You will be so glad you did!
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