How to Clean Blinds - the Easy Way!
Getting the Spring Fever itch? Get a jump start on your spring cleaning with an easy way to clean those icky blinds.
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!
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
Broken slats can be repaired easily by swapping it out for a perfectly good one on the bottom.
Swap out slats using the same technique used to shorten blinds. Pop off the plastic buttons on the bottom of the blinds.
Remove the pull cords up to the broken slat. Replace the slat with one from the bottom.
Re-thread the pull cord through all slats, replace plastic buttons on the bottom and presto!!
34354174 on Oct 10, 2021
By the time you take the blinds down and do all the above....you can mix a solution of vinegar and water (1/4 vinegar 3/4 water), put on an old sock or fabric gloves and wipe them really well. Put the sock like a puppet and wipe both sides of the slats at the same time. No need to rinse. I prefer to rinse for a cleaner surface.
Once a month using a venetian blind duster keeps them clean longer.
If you have a small air compressor....blow the dust off weekly.
You still have to wipe them after soaking them in the tub...so just leave them up and clean them.