It can sometimes be a bit of a nightmare chore that no one wants to do - but it's an essential one that often gets left by the wayside. Eventually, though, they become so dusty that we find ourselves getting out the duster and going to town on them. But is this really the best way to get your blinds back to tip-top shape?
Ultimately, there are plenty of methods out there when it comes to cleaning your blinds. No matter what material yours are made from - be it wood, vinyl or aluminium - getting into each nook and cranny is difficult. Luckily, there are a few ways you can restore the look and feel, without a huge amount of effort.
Cleaning wooden blinds
These days, faux wood is the most popular option on the market, and also one of the easiest options to clean. However, they can get extremely dusty. Luckily, they can be vacuumed with a handheld gadget and a brush attachment.
To do this effectively, fully close the blinds and vacuum while holding the bottom rail. Then, turn them all the way around and vacuum the other side too. f you keep your vacuum on the lowest setting, you'll stop your blinds from warping from the suction.
Note that if your blinds are located in the kitchen, there's likely going to be grease around (which can't be removed easily). In this case, you'll need to wipe them down with a mixture of one part white vinegar and one part water instead.
Additionally, your design features a finish which that repels dirt and grime, you can use furniture polish to restore them easily.
Restoring fabric blinds
You can also whip out the vacuum for these ones. Alternatively, grab your hairdryer and put it on the cool setting. This should blow the dust right off, without much effort at all. Avoid using any liquids or creams to remove marks, where possible.
Aluminium and vinyl blinds
If you can take your aluminium or vinyl blinds off the wall, then the best method to clean them is to soak them in the bathtub with some dish soap. You can do this one set at a time, in order to avoid them getting tangled with each other. Best of all, using a soft brush or a sponge can help to get rid of any stubborn dirt while they are soaking.
After you've done this, drain the dirty water and replace it with clean, allowing your blinds to rinse before laying them out to dry on a set of towels. Once the moisture has gone, they're ready to pop up again in your space
Maintenance goes a long way
No matter what blinds you have in your home, cleaning is all apart of the process. In order to get the most out of your designs, follow the above tips and keep on top of regular upkeep. You'll thank yourself later.
Do you have a neat trick you like to use for cleaning your household blinds?