Everyone likes to be thorough when they clean their homes but most people forget to clean their blinds when they do. To make sure you have clean blinds that last a long time and stay in good condition it is important to make sure they don’t gather too much dust and grime. Cleaning blinds is a simple and easy thing to do but you need to make sure you attend to them regularly to keep them looking good as new. Below we have detailed the steps you can follow to keep your blinds looking great.
What You Will Need
- A feather duster
- Microfiber cloth
- Warm soapy water
Step 1: Remove Surface Dust
The first step to get clean blinds is to take your feather duster and remove any dust sitting on the surface of the blinds. If you have venetian blinds you can open the slats and run the feather duster between them to remove the dust on both the top and the bottom of the slats. Be careful not to apply too much pressure to the slats that might cause them to bend or break. If you have roller blinds, simply roll the blind down and dust the front and back of the blind.
Step 2: Remove Grime
The first step should be sufficient to keep your blinds clean if done regularly. But we know that sometimes grime starts to develop that a simple feather dusting won’t remove. Use the microfiber cloth and some lightly soaped water to remove the more stubborn grime. Simple make one end of the cloth damp and gently wipe off the grime. Do not use too much water or detergent. You want to keep the slats as dry as possible, especially wooden blinds, to prevent warping.
Step 3: Dry Your Blinds
The last step is to use the dry side of the microfiber cloth to remove any excess water and detergent on the slats. Gently wipe the slats to remove any excess water. Again be careful not to use excessive force that might damage the slats.
To clean blinds is a relatively simple task. Regular feather dusting should keep your blinds looking great. For more stubborn dirt, a microfiber cloth with some soapy water will do the trick. Remember not to make the slats too wet or to use too much detergent. The gentle approach works best here.