The Easiest Ways to Clean Blinds and Shutters

“I love cleaning blinds,” said no one ever. The truth is that most people dread cleaning blinds and shutters because they are not very easy to clean. If this sounds like you, then you are in the right place.

Keep reading to learn the easiest ways to clean blinds and dread it no more.

1. Socks and Rulers

This might sound funny but it is a perfect way to clean even the narrowest of blinds. It does not matter the type of blinds you own you can wrap a sock around a ruler and use it in between each blind.

You can add some soap and water to your sock to trap extra dirt and get a cleaner result.

2. Dryer Sheets

You can use dryer sheets for so many things around the house besides laundry, including to keep dust on your blinds at a minimum. Make sure to rub both sides of each blind to ensure that both sides have less dust clinging to them. The dryer sheets will help create a barrier to prevent dust from accumulating, in turn, not having to clean your blinds as often.

3. Paintbrush

This method is perfect for blinds that are extremely dirty. Fill up a container with hot water and soap and use the paintbrush, like a broom. Clean each blind individually and use a dry towel to dry each piece as you clean it with the paintbrush.

Pro tip: Clean the paintbrush often to avoid transferring dirt from one blind to the next.

4. Vacuum

If you have a brush attachment on your vacuum, use it every time you vacuum your home. The great thing about this method is that as long as your vacuum is powerful enough it will catch dust that you might have missed otherwise.

Clean each piece individually on both sides and once you are done close the blinds and use the brush over the entire blinds. Vacuum attachments will also help you clean hard to reach places on your window treatments.

If you happen to have fabric blinds then using the vacuum is a must. Fabric blinds are something that you do not want to let dust accumulate to avoid it becoming a nightmare.

5. Toothbrush

If you have super tiny blinds then a toothbrush is probably better than a paintbrush. You can soak the toothbrush in hot soapy water and scrub piece by piece, front, and back. Dry each piece with a dry cloth to prevent any water stains or marks.

Now You Know the Easiest Ways to Clean Blinds

After learning all of the tips above on the easiest ways to clean blinds, which method or methods will you choose to try? Why not try all of them and then choose your favorite?

If you are not happy with your blinds or shutters after you clean them, then it might be time to replace them. If your blinds have seen their better years and you are ready for an upgrade, please contact us today, we would love to hear from you and help you choose the best blinds for your home!