Your vertical blinds blinded you? Don’t freak out. Turn on these three pointers: 1. Dust 2. Wash and 3. maintain. As a homeowner, you know how much time consuming and tiring it can be to keep your home clean. Vacuuming, mopping, dusting, scrubbing kitchen and bathroom tiles, there is whole lot to be cleaned. In between all these, you rarely think of cleaning your vertical blinds. Blinds and shades or any other window treatment, they are prone to collecting dust and grime.
In this write-up we’ll cover different cleaning tips to keep your blinds and shades clean and nice.
Importance of cleaning blinds and shades
Vertical blinds give character to the room. They insulate your home from heat and cold. While blinds may not be a part of your furniture, they are an important part of the decor. Just as you clean your floors and tiles, you want to keep the blinds and shades same way.
Sliding panel blinds and all blinds collect dust. Plastic or fabric vertical blinds collect allergens. Spring is the time when all sorts of pollens and allergens gather at your windows if you leave them open. Cleaning the blinds will keep you room healthy and allergy free.
- Choose Wisely – Choose brands that offer window treatment that are treated to repel dirt and dust. They come with added defense mechanism that prevent build up and are less likely to attract dirt and dust. Buy from brands that have a name and proven track record. Buy from brands which look after you even after the sales and be a part in window cleaning project.
- Invest in Quality Cleaning Products – Regular dusting is recommended for every kind of blinds and shades. For deep cleaning, buy quality cleaning products. You can find them on the internet. You can even make a DIY solution. Make a solution of lukewarm water and mild dishwashing liquid. Rub it gently over the blind and then wipe it off with a clean damp cloth. The word “Gentle” is important. Don’t scrub or be too harsh on the fabric.
- Set a schedule – just like you vacuum your house or do your laundry weekly, set a schedule for cleaning your blinds and shades. No matter you have motorized or electric shades, they all collect dust and allergens. When not cleaned, these blinds can be a store house of allergens resulting in sneezing and other allergies.
How to clean vertical blinds?
Vertical blinds go up and down and so when you clean them, your duster or brush attachment should be in a downward motion. The good thing about vertical blinds is they attract less dust as there are less flat surfaces.
After you clean your blinds, clean the strings. They attract dust like the blinds. You can clean them with a microfiber cloth. Take lukewarm water and dip the cloth and start cleaning from top to bottom.