How many of us have looked at our blinds knowing they need a clean but have put off doing them for another day? It’s a dreaded household chore, but with a little effort you could surprise yourself about how quick and easy it is to revive your blinds to looking like new again. There are numerous fabrics and materials used for blinds, so working out which technique suits the type of blind you have is your first job. Follow these simple instructions and you’ll get the job done in no time.
Vacuuming the Dust Clean Away
Most of types of blinds ,including wood, metal, aluminium and waterproof roller blinds, will benefit from a light vacuuming to begin with. To ensure the best results, use a brush attachment and use on the lowest setting. Open or pull down your blinds, and then gently slide your vacuum over to clean the dust away.
Wipe Down the Dirt
If your blinds have a light layer of dust on them, you can simply get away with using a clean damp cloth to wipe them down. Anything from a waterproof roller blind to a slatted wooden blind will all benefit from a clean – apply the cloth in a downward direction.
Use Vinegar for Dirty Blinds
It is widely accepted by respected organisations such as NCBI that vinegar is proven to be effective in fighting bacteria, so for really dirty blinds, prepare equal parts of vinegar and water to eliminate the grime. Using a sock, dip your fingers into the vinegar solution and, using your thumb and forefinger, run your hands over the both sides of the blind for an all-over clean.
If you feel your blinds are too dirty for any of these procedures, then carefully take them down and soak them in the bath to loosen the ingrained dirt. Check if your blind can be cleaned using this method, but most companies, such as http://www.ucblinds.co.uk/Roller-Blinds/PVC-Waterproof-Roller-Blinds, have a selection of modern designs that will tolerate most cleaning techniques.
If you have any doubts, especially with spot cleaning, do a test on a small area first. However, regular dusting or wiping down will ensure that it won’t be too time-consuming when it comes to deep-cleaning your blinds. It also means you don’t have to add that job to your list every few months.