What’s one of the most overlooked features in your home? Your blinds that is! When it comes to these essential coverings for your windows, it seems that dust and airborne debris can build up over time — causing any indoor allergies, you may have, to increase drastically. If you’re looking for the best way to clean your blinds, then here are some simple tips to follow:
Get the Proper Supplies
Believe it or not, when you have to clean your blinds, it’s best to have the proper cleaning supplies to get the job done efficiently. Sure, it might seem simple to take a roll of paper towels, plus window cleaner, and wipe down each blind — but that can cause damage, especially if they’re not dried thoroughly (hello, mold).
If you’re looking for the deepest, most efficient clean, then you’ll want to obtain some microfiber cleaning cloths. These are perfect for getting into some slightly tight spaces — especially for the flimsiest of blinds.
In addition to these essential cleaning cloths, you’ll also want to have a vacuum cleaner nearby, with attachments. Sure, a standard vacuum will work fine for when the debris falls on the floor — but you’ll want one with a hose to pick up any clumps of dirt and dander before it does fall to the ground. Once you have these essentials, then you’re ready to get started!
Cleaning your Blinds
Now since you have your cleaning essentials, it’s time to start the process of cleaning your blinds! Of course, when you begin to clean these window coverings, you don’t want to start at the bottom. The reason? When you clean at the bottom and work your way up, all the dust from the blinds above will fall — causing you to clean everything again.
Starting at the top blind panel, you’ll want to start wiping from one side to the other. This will not only push the dust in one direction, but it will make the process of cleaning a tad simpler. After each swipe, you’ll want to take your handheld vacuum cleaning attachment and clean up any loose clumps of dust that are present.
Once you finish cleaning the first blind panel, then it’s time to start working downwards until each blind is wholly wiped and vacuumed. Of course, if there is any debris on your floor, then it’s best to vacuum that up, too. Once this is complete, continue the same process on the other blinds in your home, and then you’ll be good to go!
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