Whether you’re cleaning for guests in preparation for Christmas or just playing catch up after neglecting your blinds for too long, we thought we would provide you with some helpful tips on blind & shutter cleaning to make the job easier and more successful!
Use a feather or microfiber duster
Dusting your blinds and shutters regularly each week will prevent dust build up and save you from backbreaking work later!
Wrap a sock or cloth around a ruler
Use this to clean thin, narrow blinds and shutters easily. This is especially good for metal blinds that are fragile and easy to bend.
Use a fabric dryer sheet
To keep dust at a minimum, rub a fabric dryer sheet onto both sides of the slats. This will not prevent dust but it will cut down on the amount that clings to your blinds or shutters.
Put a sock on!
For a quick dusting (when family or friends are about to pop in), slip a sock onto each hand and rub between each slat which will clean both sides of the blinds quickly simultaneously. (Or use a microfiber dusting mitt!)
Use the brush attachment
When you are vacuuming your floors, if you have one, use the brush attachment to clean blinds and shutters. This is great for removing dust from hard-to-reach window treatments on tall windows. Some cleaning services provide this type of cleaning at an extra charge.
Lay down newspaper
When your blinds or shutters have been neglected for some time and are extremely dirty, lay an old sheet or newspaper under them before beginning your cleaning efforts. This will prevent double cleaning duty by catching the dirt before it lands on the floor.
Use a paintbrush
Use a paintbrush to clean extremely dirty blinds and shutters. Dip the paintbrush into hot soapy water, oil soap, or plain water for extra cleaning power. Be sure to use a dry cloth to remove excess cleaner and clean the brush often to prevent transferring dirt.
Use a cloth or a towel
You can clean the slats with a cloth or towel if you do it on a regular basis. Spray the towel lightly with dust remover, close the blinds or shutters, place the towel over the slats and rub side to side. Reverse the slats and do the other side to complete the job.
Now that you’ve got those blinds and shutters clean, how about the windows?
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