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How to Clean Window Blinds

Unlike putting your heavy curtains into the laundry which takes a lot of your time and energy, cleaning window blinds come in easy and many ways:

You may want to wash your blinds (duty cleaning), vacuum it (electrical cleaning) or just remove the dust (convenient cleaning), you’re totally in control!

Just follow the steps and you don’t have to undergo the difficult stage of cleaning curtains:

First one is by simply removing the dust.

Removing the dust can be done in 2 ways, through feather duster or through an old sock or microfiber clothe if you want to do it hands-on. Both offers hassle-free advantages because you don’t have to detach the blinds from its place

  • Using feather duster: recommended if the blinds have thin layer of dirt

Here are the materials you will be needing:

Feather duster

Here are the steps:

  1. Lower then close the blinds

  2. Wipe the feather duster all throughout the blinds

  3. Open the blinds

  4. Wipe the feather duster again all throughout

  5. Do the same on the other side

  6. Arrange the blinds after

  • Using an old sock: recommended if the blinds has hard-to-reach areas

Here are the materials you will be needing:

  • Old sock (or microfiber clothe)

  • Household glass and hard-surface cleaner (i.e. Windex, Mr. Muscle)

  • Example of a microfiber clothe and surface cleaner:

Here are the steps:

  1. Prepare the surface cleaner

  2. Damp the sock in it

  3. Squeeze the sock

  4. Wear the sock in your hand

  5. Lower then open the blinds

  6. Wipe every blinds precisely (pinch the blinds from its corner then run your fingers)

  7. Close the blinds

  8. Wipe it around from side to side

  9. Wipe it around from up to down

  10. Let it dry for a while

  11. Arrange the blind after

Second one is through vacuum

Cleaning blinds through vacuum is common and easy since it’s a mechanical work. It is proven to be sufficient.

Here is the material you will be needing:

  • Vacuum cleaner (the one with dusting brush is preferable)

Here are the steps:

  1. Assemble your vacuum properly

  2. Lower then close the blinds

  3. Turn on the vacuum and round it all through out

  4. Do the same on the other side

  5. Arrange the blind after

Voila! Simple as that.

We have here the last one which is washing the blind

Here are the materials you will be needing:

  • Rubber sponge

  • Dishwashing liquid

Here are the steps:

  1. Carefully remove the blinds from the window

  2. Place it in the washing area

  3. Put directly below the faucet for continuous water supply

  4. Rinse the sponge and add exact amount of dishwashing liquid

  5. Close the blinds

  6. Scrub the blinds slowly

  7. Do the same on the other side

  8. Open the blinds

  9. Pinch the sponge to wipe the edges

  10. Run the water when you are done

  11. Place it outside and let it dry for a while

  12. Arrange the blind properly

Some reminder: when it comes to wooden blinds, just damp the microfiber cloth or the rubber sponge with a cleaning solution or with the dishwashing liquid to avoid saturation.

Do the cleaning gently for each panel to avoid destruction of parts or if in an instance that your blinds is already damaged.

Clean your blinds regularly to maintain its elegance and look!

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