Best Way to Clean Dusty Blinds

Shawna Bailey
by Shawna Bailey
4 Materials
$2
2 Minutes
Easy

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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  • 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

  • Buster Buster on Jan 13, 2022

    Probably could use those socks that lost their mates that the washer ate, and put on the tongs with the rubber bands?

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  • Katherine Smith Katherine Smith on Jan 15, 2022

    Clever. I'm going to try this on my verticals. Thank you for sharing.

  • Nadja Stevens Nadja Stevens on Nov 07, 2022

    OMG...LMaO...I love that you videoed the "white glove" test!! Nice cleaning hack but my blinds have those vertical strings that run every so many inches...it's a royal pain in the 'white glove' LoL With oil heating, 3 cats and 2 smokers in the house...it's a fulltime job keeping all of my blinds that meticulously clean!! There's gotta be an easier way!!!

    • Kathy Kathy on Feb 04, 2023

      There is, I buy new ones as they are cheap!


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