Blinds can be one of the most annoying things to clean, but there are some tricks you can use to make this annoying task easier. Depending on what type of blinds you have, you may find some of these tips useful.
Mini-blinds made out of plastic or aluminium are the most common types of blinds, and they’re the most annoying to clean. However, one easy way to clean them is to fill a spray bottle halfway with water and then add in a dollop of soap. Fill the bottle up the rest of the way, and then spray the mixture on a towel. Wipe down both sides of the slats.
If you have real wooden blinds, you’ve got to be a bit more careful since washing them is not a good idea (it may warp or even rot the wood). Instead, you can easily brush off the dust using a feather duster or a soft cloth. If you have a vacuum with a brush attachment and a long enough hose, you can make quick work of this task.
If your shades are made out of pleated fabric, you won’t want to use any kind of cleaner on them because they may stain. Instead, use the vacuum attachment again, but make certain the bristles of the attachment are clean first. Towels made out of micro fibre also work well. Simply dampen them and then run them over the fabric, but don’t get the blinds too wet.
Cellular pleated shades, thankfully, generally don’t require much cleaning. All you really need to do is dust them off every now and then (or use the vacuum brush on them). You can also use a damp washcloth to wipe them off, but again, avoid excessive moisture.