How do you clean window blinds?


Quick Answer

To clean window blinds, vacuum, dust, spot clean and wash the blinds when a deep cleaning is needed. This takes a few minutes for each window and requires a vacuum, a rubber sponge, detergent, a bucket, a garden hose and a soft brush.

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  1. Utilize the vacuum

    Use the hose and brush attachment of your vacuum to clean your blinds. Vacuum the slats from side to side. Monthly vacuuming may be all you need to do to maintain the cleanliness of your blinds.

  2. Dust the blinds

    Wipe your blinds across each slat with a rubber sponge or a lamb's wool duster if there is dust remaining after vacuuming.

  3. Use a mild detergent

    Spot clean your blinds with a mild dish detergent and warm water as needed. For fabric blinds, be sure to blot the fabric as opposed to rubbing to avoid damaging your blinds.

  4. Deep clean the blinds

    Spread your vinyl or metal blinds on a carpet outside. Mix warm water with dish detergent in a bucket, and use a soft brush or car-washing materials to wash residue off of dirty blinds. Rinse the blinds with a gentle stream of water from a garden hose, and lay out the blinds to dry.

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