The best way to clean blinds is what I wanted to figure out so that I could dust my blinds fast and easy. But how?! I love sharing new cleaning hacks, cleaning tips and tricks, and easy recipes. I remember how overwhelmed I used to be with all of the housekeeping and spring cleaning and want to lighten your load as much as I can. You may be surprised at what I found was the best way to clean blinds without taking them down. I mean, who wants to take those dusty blinds down?
BEST WAY TO CLEAN BLINDS – FAST & EASY
Overwhelmed women have asked me how to clean blinds without taking them down because nobody has time for that! AmIright? With the following cleaning blinds hack, you could literally learn how to clean blinds correctly and be done in seconds. I break down ideas on the best way to clean blinds depending on what you are starting with – no matter whether they are fabric or not. This includes:
- how to clean aluminum blinds
- how to clean vinyl blinds
- What is the easiest way to clean fabric blinds?
- the best way to clean wood blinds
- How do you clean faux wood blinds without taking them down?
- the best way to clean plantation shutters
#1 BEST WAY TO CLEAN BLINDS IF THE DUST IS THICK
Part A: Swiping across the blinds quickly with a dustbuster does the job the best to remove thick layers of dust so that it doesn’t fly everywhere or make a huge mess. If you do not own one of those, use the upholstery tool of your vacuum cleaner to perform the same action.
Take two dry socks on your arms and dip them in soapy (Dawn) water and then use one hand to lay blinds flat while the other hand swipes from left to right along the blinds or shutters. Don’t forget to turn the blinds the opposite way and do the other side as well!
#2 BEST WAY TO CLEAN BLINDS IF THE DUST IS NOT THICK
If there isn’t much dust on your blinds or you are performing maintenance on cleaning your blinds, then your method is simple. Follow the direction given in Part B in the previous paragraph. When you are done, simply wash the socks and save them for next time.
Socks as your dusting tool are the quick and cheap way to go. If you prefer to have a real dusting tool, try the duster brush with microfiber sleeves. I also highly recommend having an air purifier or two in your home as I mentioned in my how to dust post.
HOW TO CLEAN BLINDS FAQS
How do you clean fabric blinds?
The main thing about cleaning fabric blinds is that you do not want to submerge them into liquid of any kind. If they are extremely dusty, I would follow instructions to #1 above and then follow with #2 if necessary.
How do you deep clean blinds?
For deep cleaning blinds, follow instructions of #1 and #2 above if necessary and follow up with a cloth that had Dawn dish detergent on it (as long as they aren’t fabric blinds). Another method is to use a bleach cleaning wipe.
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Getting to the point where you are just “touching up” a couple times a month, as in example #2 above, is ideally where you want to be. Depending on whether you live in suburbia, a big city full of smog, or on a rural dirt road, your timetable will be different from other people.
My suggestion is to set a reminder on your phone (yes, I’m serious) for a week from now and see if your blinds need to be cleaned weekly. If not, set it to every other week.
Don’t put it off – go set a timer and get it done, friend. You’ll be amazed how quickly you can really know this cleaning hack out! Hope this helps you keep it simple and get it done quickly, my friend.