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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

  • Lynn
    Lynn Huntsville, AL
    on Jul 18, 2017

    To dry them inside, put a couple of old towels on the floor beside your tub to catch drips. Then slip a piece of twine several inches long around each end of the top frame piece. Tie the twine to your shower curtain rod and let the blinds hang until dry. If you feel your blinds are durable enough, you can just carefully drape the blinds over the rod, but mone are metal and I'm afraid thy would get bent. I soak one set and while it is dripping dry, I soak another one. I can be doing other things while they soak/dry, and by doing it this way, it doesn't seem like a marathon. Also, by just having 2 sets down at one time, I don't have to guess where they go when ready to rehang.

  • Norm Kadets
    Norm Kadets Hillman, MI
    on Jul 18, 2017

    May I give you some good advice......
    DO NOT USE BLEACH FOR CLEANING
    ANY KIND OF WINDOW TREATMENTS!
    EVER ! Or any other harsh cleaner !
    Dawn is usually the best ! ....or any good brand of car wash soap ! I have been in the window treatment business all my life !.Bleach will break down the pigment of the paint finish and will dull the finish.
    Do not use the cleaning tool that has the lambs wool fingers where you insert between the slats to clean by moving back and forth ....This will scratch the finish also !

  • Fench500
    Fench500
    on Jul 19, 2017

    I hang mine on my chain link fence to dry.

  • Cecilia Determan
    Cecilia Determan Emery, SD
    on Jul 19, 2017

    I wash mine in my kitchen sink. Line both basins with a beach towel to prevent scratches to sink and slats. Use Avon bubble bath (it has a touch of oil that helps rinse the slats to dry without spots.). Swish them with a long handled, long bristled brush down each slat top side then undersides. (It is easier on your back if you do not have to stoop. 😉 ) Gather slats together and sit in a plastic water pitcher. Use your spray faucet attachment to rinse them. Lay towel on counter top. Spread blind to dry on towel. Put a small towel on window sill to catch any leftover drips. Hang blinds. Tilt to help draining. Dab with big towel. Tilt other side. Dab. Raise blind. Clean the window. Lower the blind. Relax! I've had my Levalore's since 1991. They look as great as when new. Love them! They are white on the top curved side so they look good outside. they are various colors on the indented side according to the colors of their rooms. Beige, sky blue, red, yellow.

  • Terri Harr
    Terri Harr
    on Jul 19, 2017

    When I had a swimming pool I woould put them in the pool. It cleaned them great.. If you have a basement hang them there to dry.

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