Even during the winter months, the sun occasionally
breaks through the clouds and shines into your home. In these moments, you can
see it. The dust, dirt and grime that is everywhere.
If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. But getting
those dirty spots on your blinds clean doesn’t need to be difficult. Here are
five tips for getting your blinds clean today.
Leverage a vacuum cleaner. Most vacuums have a hose attachment that
helps them suck up the dust that settles into the corners of blinds. Use the
vacuum to clean that initial layer of dust before applying a cleaner — or use
it periodically for a quick, fast cleaning job.
an old sock to reach tough places. A sock can help you clean
hard-to-reach corners. Apply a window cleaner such as Windex, or mix your own
cleaning solution by combining a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water. Vinegar is
great for cutting through caked-up grime. Run the sock over all dirty places to
Use a blow-dryer for fabric blinds. In addition to using a
vacuum as described above, you can also use a blow-dryer to clean fabric
blinds. Use the “cool” setting and blow out any particles trapped inside
cellular blind creases. Dirt and bugs will quickly blow out of the honeycomb
shapes, leaving you with a cleaner window covering.
wooden and more delicate blinds in place. You’ll want to clean
these blinds in place using the above methods. However, for other types of
materials, such as metal or vinyl, you can take them down and clean outdoors
for greater efficiency.
metal or vinyl blinds with dishwashing soap. Simply take the
blinds outside and lay them on a large towel or blanket. Then place a few drops
of dishwashing liquid into a bucket with warm water. Wet a cloth with the soapy
mixture and wash the binds from side to side. Use a garden hose to rinse.
Alternatively, you could let the blinds soak in the tub with warm water and a
little dish soap, and use a soft brush to wipe the slats clean.
you need assistance finding the right blinds for your home? If
so, we can help. For more information, simply call 203-580-3362 today.