Blind Cleaning – Easiest Cleaning Chore Ever!?
Like light switch plates, windowsills and blades of ceiling fans, the thought of cleaning your blinds can slip your mind. Then one day when you try to close or open them, you are greeted with dust bunnies and cobwebs and there is an instant ick factor, you see that the dust bunnies have slowly taken control and you decide that something has to be done immediately have taken over and something must be done immediately. Fortunately for us, this often forgotten task can prove to be pretty easy if done strategically.
Here is a quick walkthrough on how you can clean your blinds the easy and quick way.
Step By Step Process
Cleaning blinds is so easy, often people forget to even do it! Blind cleaning involves running a duster made out of microfiber cloth along the length of the blind. This gets rid of any dirt or pet hair. To top it off, you can use a vacuum cleaner to suck up any leftover dirt from the blinds and the floor.
For blinds which are heavily soiled, how you clean your blinds mainly depends on what material it is made out of. Normally, blinds are either made out of plastic or wood. For plastic blinds, it is always a good idea to give them a long soak for about an hour in a bathtub filled with warm water. You can then remove the blinds from the tub and go over them with a microfiber cloth to ensure there are no dust bunnies left over. Hang your blinds to dry preferably in the sunlight and then they are good as new! For blinds made out of wood, you can use a vacuum cleaner with an attachment to get rid of pesky dust stuck to the blinds. A dry microfiber cloth can be used afterward to go over any missed spots.
The important thing to remember is that dust can keep piling up along with pet hair. In order to maintain your spotless windows and blinds, it is crucial to keep cleaning them every few weeks or so to ensure your efforts have not gone to waste.
Dos and Do Not For Cleaning Your Blinds
DO try to incorporate cleaning your blinds in the daily cleaning routine so you do not have layers of dust to clean every time you feel like cleaning your blinds. Ideally, they should be cleaned once a week.
DO NOT spray hair spray, any sticky spray or air freshener near your blinds because this can cause residue to build up over time and can also attract flies and other insects because of the stickiness.
DO try to dust your blinds before you vacuum or sweep, so that you can easily remove the dust from your inside your home efficiently rather than simply spread it from one place to the other.
DO NOT try to wipe away dust using water. Start by wiping the dry dust away with a microfiber cloth which will not only leave any marks but will catch any falling dust residue. Adding water to dust makes a muddy solution that is even harder to get rid of than the dust itself.
Cleaning blinds and windows is a fairly easy task, but you have to be consistent about it to ensure your house looks clean at all times. Windows are the gathering place for dust and germs while lots of pet fur and dead skin can accumulate in between blinds. Your windows and blinds might also be affected with how often you like to have your windows open as dust accumulates readily on blinds which are attached to windows that are open all the time.