A Guide To Properly Cleaning Your Blinds At Home

Cleaning your blinds is a simple task you can do yourself to improve the look of your home this spring. It takes little preparation and a dash of elbow grease. We are going to guide you through the best practice for cleaning yours with a simple step-by-step guide. 

 

Get Everything Ready To Clean Your Blinds

You’ll need a few things to give your blinds the clean they deserve. Gather them at the beginning to make things easy. 

  • Microfiber cloth, a bucket of warm water, dishwashing liquid, baking soda and vacuum cleaner with the soft brush attachment.

 

Begin by dusting the blinds

The best way to start is by dusting to remove any surface dirt and dust buildup. Begin by closing your blinds to create a large flat surface for dusting. Hold the blinds steady with one hand and use the other to wipe them with a dry microfiber cloth. For vertical blinds, start from the top and work your way down, from left to right. For horizontal blinds, wipe from left to right, starting with the top slat. Don’t make the mistake of forgetting to flip your blinds to dust both sides.

 

Wet clean the blinds

Now you’ve removed the surface dust, it’s time to get stuck into stubborn stains. Using warm water and your cloth, copy the above method with your damp cloth. Focus on stains and dirty areas to remove any stains on the blinds.

 

Deep clean the blinds

If that isn’t enough to return your blinds to their best condition, you may have to undertake a deep clean. Do this by removing your blinds from their bracket and soaking them in a bathtub of warm water mixed with washing-up liquid and a cup of baking powder. Leave to soak for an hour and then wipe down with a cloth. Along blinds to dry somewhat before returning them to their fixtures to fully dry with opened windows.

 

Vacuum your blinds

The cherry on top of the cake is to vacuum your blinds with the special soft brush attachment. Following this final step, your blinds will look as good as new. Just make sure to be gentle so you don’t damage your blinds.

 

Sadly, some old blinds could be beyond restoration. In this case, get in touch with Total Look Blinds today for quality blind installation in your home.

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