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How to Clean Blinds - the Easy Way!

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Getting the Spring Fever itch? Get a jump start on your spring cleaning with an easy way to clean those icky blinds.
Time: 20 Minutes Difficulty: Easy
  • how to clean blinds the easy way, cleaning tips
This method is for faux wooden blinds. I've updated the blog post for additional tips on other style blinds. Visit: http://www.creativelysouthern.com/2013/02/how-to-clean-blinds.html to see more tips on how to clean REAL WOOD blinds and fabric blinds!
  • how to clean blinds the easy way, cleaning tips, Try vinegar and water or for really tough stuck on grime bleach and water
Try vinegar and water or for really tough stuck on grime - bleach and water. Dawn dish soap and water works great as well!! I lay these out in the sun to dry. Again, for WOOD blinds, check out the blog post. We go through the whole process. http://www.creativelysouthern.com/2013/02/how-to-clean-blinds.html
  • how to clean blinds the easy way, cleaning tips, Broken slats can be repaired easily by swapping it out for a perfectly good one on the bottom
Broken slats can be repaired easily by swapping it out for a perfectly good one on the bottom.
  • how to clean blinds the easy way, cleaning tips, Swap out slats using the same technique used to shorten blinds Pop off the plastic buttons on the bottom of the blinds
Swap out slats using the same technique used to shorten blinds. Pop off the plastic buttons on the bottom of the blinds.
  • how to clean blinds the easy way, cleaning tips, Remove the pull cords up to the broken slat Replace the slat with one from the bottom
Remove the pull cords up to the broken slat. Replace the slat with one from the bottom.
  • how to clean blinds the easy way, cleaning tips, Re thread the pull cord through all slats replace plastic buttons on the bottom and presto
Re-thread the pull cord through all slats, replace plastic buttons on the bottom and presto!!

To see more: http://www.creativelysouthern.com/2013/02/how-to-clean-blinds.html

  • Lucy Marie Bernier

    I have the long ones in my apartment. The clips holding them up are brittle. They break easy. I'm still trying to figure it out. Can't pull on them to hard b/c the levelor will.

    • Debby Dale

      You should report that to your manangement. If they are so brittle they break, they should be replaced, but at least by reporting the problem, you will not get charged for broken blinds upon move out.

  • Marsha
    Marsha Lawrenceburg, KY

    I have always used a bathtub full ofhot hot water mix n a good amount of automatic dish soap. Soak depending on how dirty your blinds are. Wipe over your blinds, rinse with hot water, shake wipe an hang.

  • Lucy Marie Bernier

    I live in a shabby chique place,!

  • Ellora at Creatively Southern

    This blog post has been updated to include tips on how to clean wooden blinds and fabric as well. You can find all the additional tips here: http://www.creativelysouthern.com/2013/02/how.... Thanks for visiting! I'd love to hear from you.

  • Jennie Rallison

    Hi,
    Nice post shared above….
    I usually all for professionals to get my office window blinds cleaned.
    But I always try and clean my house window on weekends by myself. Hectic, but it feels good, I am able to do so because, I read few effective

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