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How do you clean blinds?

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To clean blinds, dust them, wipe them with a rubber sponge, lay them flat, brush them with soapy water, rinse them, air-dry the blinds and hang them. This process is intended for nonfabric blinds and requires a duster, a rubber sponge, a bucket, water, soap, towels, a car-washing brush and a hose.

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  1. Dust the blinds

    Insert a feather duster between the slats, and wipe the blinds from side to side.

  2. Wipe the blinds with a rubber sponge

    Inspect the blinds for small stains and dirt smudges. Wipe the affected areas with a dry rubber sponge.

  3. Take the blinds outside

    Take the blinds outside, and lay them flat on a towel.

  4. Wash the blinds

    Fill a bucket with warm water, and add a squirt of mild dish soap. Bring the bucket outside, and stir the contents with a car-washing brush. Wash the blinds by inserting the brush between the slats and wiping it across them. Do not scrub the blinds vertically.

  5. Rinse and dry the blinds

    Rinse both sides of the blinds gently with water from a hose. Blot them with a towel, then lay them flat on another towel. Allow the blinds to air dry.

  6. Hang the clean blinds

    Wipe the slats with a finger to remove residual moisture, then bring the blinds inside, and hang them.

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