Best Way to Clean Dusty Blinds

4 Materials
2 Minutes

Blinds are really annoying to clean, so when I found this clever trick on the internet using salad tongs, I thought I would give it a try! I can’t tell you how great it was for getting the dust off the blinds -- with so little effort.

Isn't that like magic?!

Here are my dirty blinds. Look how dusty those suckers are!

Gather your materials

I used a pair of tongs, a microfiber cloth, and two rubber bands.

Cut the cloth

Because of the thickness of my tongs, I had to cut the cloth into fourths so that they would fit between the slats of the blinds. If you're using a thinner cloth, you might not need to do this.

Secure the cloths

I wrapped a cloth around each arm of the tongs, then I used a rubber band to secure it in place making an X with the rubber band by slipping it over the cloth, giving it a twist, then slipping it over again.

Now you’re ready to clean those dirty blinds!

Get ready to say goodbye to all that dust and muck!

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Frequently asked questions

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3 of 32 questions
  • Pat Staltari Pat Staltari on Jun 03, 2020

    what did you use to clean the blinds

  • BARBEQUE BARBEQUE on Jun 05, 2020

    What if? You are 'BLIND AS A BAT?' Will it sill work?

  • Pamela Pamela on Jan 30, 2021

    Do you use anything to put on cloth to get the dirt off . Any liquid


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  • Kim Kim on Jan 30, 2021

    If you have Norwex counter cloths, they are a perfect size to use without having to cut them. What a great idea! Thanks sooo much. I see clean blinds in my immediate future!

  • Carolyn Long Carolyn Long on Jan 30, 2021

    Don’t have blinds but I may consider getting them now.