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4 *Somewhat* Easy Ways to Clean Blinds

Blinds. They provide shade, reduce our electric and heat bill and even help complete the look of a room.

But cleaning blinds? That it isn’t so easy!

If you’re like me, you don’t get around to cleaning blinds very often. But if there’s ever a time that they should get a good wipe down, it’s the Spring Cleaning season!

For those of you adding “Clean and Dust Blinds” to your Spring Cleaning schedule, here are a few *somewhat* easy ways to get them clean.

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4 *Somewhat* Easy Ways to Clean Blinds

  1. If you have sturdy, aluminum blinds you can slide them out of the mounts and clean them placeing the blinds in a bathtub full of warm water and vinegar. Then scrub gently with a soft cloth or brush. Drain the tub and let the blinds air-dry.
  2. On a warm, spring day you can take those same sturdy, aluminum blinds outside to clean. Just lay them flat on the ground in a row and use the sprayer on a garden hose to wash the dust away. Flip and repeat. Let the sun dry the blinds before putting back up.
  3. If you want to keep the blinds in place or if you have wood or faux wood blinds, you can use another method to dust. Wrap a fabric softener sheet, a soft cloth sprayed with fabric softener, or a microfiber cloth around a long thin object like a ruler or table knife. Slide the ruler in between each blind and watch the dust almost jump onto the fabric. It’s more time consuming to dust each blind individually, but you don’t have take them down and it’s very effective!
  4. The vacuum is an amazing time-saving tool!If you have a brush attachment for your vacuum, use it to clean your blinds! Just close the blinds and run the attachment side-to-side. Open and shut the slats the other direction and repeat.

So, there you have it. The 4 easiest ways I know to clean blinds.

Well, actually there’s one other option…and it’s the easiest. Find someone else to clean your blinds! :)

Will you be cleaning your blinds this Spring? 

If so, make sure to sign up for the Spring Cleaning Challenge in the sidebar! 

  • Carla March 9, 2012, 9:01 pm

    Luckily, I don’t have any blinds to clean. I struggled with keeping blinds in our first house; so we don’t have them in our current house.

  • Carpet Cleaners michigan October 19, 2013, 12:29 am

    These is very easy way to maintain cleanliness in blinds… I loved both the idea of keeping in warm water and cleaning in garden too … thanks for saving my time with these simple and sweet idea :)