Asked on Oct 1, 2017

How to clean blinds without a bathtub?

Ssh29295547TammieSherilyn Smith


I purchased the 2" slat blinds from in February and hubby hung them right away. We live by a golf course and it's very dirty, dusty, muddy, etc. Not to mention cigarette smoke and hair from two lil bad dogs. All I have is a stand up shower stall, no tub, no laundry tub in basement, etc.... Help!!! Need easiest, fastest ideas please!
Front living room window before new curtains
Side living room window after new curtains
Front living room window after new curtains
Two bad lil dogs :)
12 answers
  • Janet
    on Oct 1, 2017

    Hang them on a bar or clothes line and use a hose and soap.
  • They do not appear to be that wide, how about purchasing a wallpaper trough and using that? You can do it outside too.
  • DesertRose
    on Oct 1, 2017

    I know people that use kitchen tongs and wrap a clean cloth around each tong and hold with a rubber band or tie. Then clean both sides of a blind at once. It is much faster and easier than spraying them in the yard or using a tub. Once a year I put ours in the shower!
  • Diana Deiley
    on Oct 1, 2017

    OMG smoke? Yuk. My only suggestion would be to use a microfiber cloth to wash off each slat until you can take them off and wash them outside. Best of luck.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 1, 2017

    take them down and wash in the shower
  • Sue Somerville
    on Oct 1, 2017

    I saw a pair of socks on tongs. It wipes both sides at the same time.
  • Sharon
    on Oct 2, 2017

    I put a row of aluminum nails on the trim over my garage to hang mine while I hose off and schrub with a car brush and a bucket of hot water and Awesome Orange.
  • Pam Mork
    on Oct 2, 2017

    If you can't hang them outside, lay an old blanket or large towel on the deck, patio, or paved area, then just lay the blind down. Use a sponge or a rag, a hot bucket of water with Mr. Clean, Spic and Span or other liquid cleaner to scrub them down, then hose off. If you don't have a CLEAN spot to lay them while they drip dry, have another blanket or large towel ready to lay the blind on. You will need to do some towel drying. Another good product is Simple Green -- this is an awesome cleaner for grimy dirt but don't use it on painted surfaces. You can find it at Walmart, Sam's, and other stores.
  • Jud12380893
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Find new ones are cheap
  • Sherilyn Smith
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Walmart has blind cleaners that have a handle with 3 pieces on the end. A cloth fits over the three "prongs " and you can use it to clean both sides of one slat and 1 side of 2 slats at a time. Rinse often and dip in soapy bucket. Take the cloth off and wash and dry it for next time when it's done.
  • Tammie
    on Oct 3, 2017

    I've put mine in the dish washer.. If small enough they can be cleaned that way. Or my advice for wider blinds hot soapy water and hose out side.
  • Ssh29295547
    on Oct 4, 2017

    I hang in shower using suction cup with hooks, spray with scrubbing bubbles wait 5 minutes, then rinse. (I have handheld shower head.) Turn over and do back side. Easy peasy, I also use to hang on wash line and do same thing and then just hose off. If there are tough stains just need to wipe with cloth and rinse.
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